Literature Comparison Essay

724 words - 3 pages

Literature Comparison
Krystal Swafford
Loretta Crosson
October 15, 2012

There are different types and forms of literature. They are novel, drama, poetry, biography, non-fictional prose, essay, epic and short story. All these types of literature have some elements. To complete a piece of literature, a writer, dramatist or a novelist must use certain elements like plot, character, theme, etc. to capture the interest of their readers. When reading literature, there are themes which are interpreted within the literary piece. Themes reflect innocence, experience, life, death, reality, fate, madness, sanity, love, society, individual, etc. Such themes present a point of a ...view middle of the document...

I found Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” to be very intriguing to say the least. It was well written, full of symbols, metaphors and similes; I have decided to write about it once again. After using the historical approach to analyze this story and researching the author herself I found an underlying theme of freedom from social norms with the plot and the character portrayed contributing to that theme.
A plot is a dynamic element in fiction, a sequence of interrelated, conflicting actions and events that typically build to a climax and bring about a resolution. In this story the plot is by no means climatic but it starts with a tragic death, which draws you in, I know morbid but true. Everyone is afraid to tell the young woman about her husband’s death because of her weak heart. They all fear she will die from grief. But when she is told, she locks herself in her room after a crying fit, again, everyone worried that she will make herself ill with grief.
But this is not what the young woman is doing. She is realizing something, struggling with something. You have to keep reading because now you want to...

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