Kate Chopin: The Story of An Hour
Kate Chopin: The Story of An Hour
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Story of An Hour - Study Guide

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Here's the story: The Story of An Hour, Character Analysis & Summary, Genre & Themes, Historical Context, Quotes, Discussion Questions, Useful Links, and Notes/Teacher Comments

Kate Chopin: The Story of An Hour
Kate Chopin: The Story of An Hour

Character Analysis & Summary

Kate Chopin: The Awakening
Kate Chopin: The Awakening

Genre & Themes

Seneca Falls Convention: The Declaration of Sentiments
Seneca Falls, NY: The Declaration of Sentiments

Historical Context

Political Farce: Hermann The Irrascible
H.H. Munro (SAKI): Hermann The Irascible


Kate Chopin: Emancipation. A Life Fable
Chopin: Emancipation. A Life Fable

Discussion Questions

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Herland
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Herland

Teacher Resources
A Teacher's Work Is Never Done

Notes/Teacher Comments

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