LitReading - Classic Short Stories

The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

Episode Summary

Grief and heartbreak are the typical reactions to the loss of a loved one, but other emotions may lurk within.

Episode Notes

Love and hate. Passion and indifference. Opposites sides of our emotional coins. Our feelings for those closest to us are often mixed and often, even in grief, we struggle with our inner emotional demons.

Talented 19th-century author Kate Chopin shares a unique perspective on a physically frail woman’s emotional struggle in "The Story of an Hour"

Kate Chopin was one of the late 19th century’s most popular female authors for capturing the true soul of American women which had been so effectively ignored for generations. Her work was also highly controversial as it portrayed women as complex, thinking, and, heaven forbid, even sexual creatures; shocking the sensibilities of Victorian moralists.