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The Story of an Hour The Story of an Hour is a short story that leaves the reader with many unanswered questions about what is going on in the story Although what is going on in the story is unclear at times the author really gets inside the mind of the main character Louise Mallard who is the wife of Brently Mallard Brently is apparently killed in a gruesome train wreck but then later comes back suprising her to death literally She dies of a heart attack at the sight of him This story also leaves the reader with many unknown facts about time period theme and background of characters Although it is hard at first to predict whether the author is male or female there are certain significant aspects of the story that help the reader decide that the author is female The reader sees that Louise after she learns of her husbands untimely death does not seem to be showing her sadness very much and is saying repeatedly that she is free from something This shows that even though she is somewhat upset that her husband is dead she is glad to be free of him for some reason and now feels somewhat liberated This kind of writing seems like it could only come from a woman who too has a need for liberation from something This kind of writing would most likely not come from a male writer because it is hard for male writers to have this kind of sensitivity about issues that deal with women and womens rights and freedoms This writer is most likely a woman The time period in this story seems to be the early 1900s and the time that it was written was most likely set in the same time period One clue that might lead the reader to believe this is that when Louise learned of her husbands death she did not
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