Kate Chopin's Short Stories

What did she do when she entered the room? What did she see and hear from the open square? What is a “square” in the story?Why do you think she said: “free, free, free”?

The story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin

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She "stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul."

She saw the treetops and heard the distant song song someone was singing. She also heard the twittering of "countless sparrows."

The "square" is the center of town, an open area, which could be considered a park.

She said "free, free, free," because with her husband's death she gained her freedom.


Story of an Hour