Essay Prompt: Consider the enlightenment of the main character of Chopin’s “A Story of an Hour.” What does she learn about herself, about the role of women in her society, and about the institution of marriage?
You MUST use quotations and plot summaries to support your ideas. Integrate all quotes into your discussion effectively by contextualizing them (explaining what was going on in the plot line when the quote appeared), introducing them, and by making them work with your sentence structure. Cite all quotes with parenthetical references, as in the following example:
When the Board of Alderman visit Emily to discuss the situation concerning her taxes, she is described as looking “bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water” (Faulkner). The descriiption seems appropriate since Emily, like motionless water, refuses to progress with the times and remains stagnant like the dust that lingers throughout her home.
Do not rehash the plot – organize your essay by idea, not by order of events in the story. I am not looking for a summary of the events as they took place in the story; I am looking for your ideas or thoughts pertaining to those events. Think critically and write effectively.
Remember that this is a persuasive paper; you must not only cite evidence from the story to support your claims, but also explain HOW those citations illustrate your point.
**P.S.. I have already started the first 2 paragraphs. I just need the rest