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Since the beginning of history, women have played a leading role in society, assuming a particular cultural role. "A Rose for Emily" by Faulkner and "The Story of an Hour" by Chopin are stories written by different authors in which the leading role is typical of a woman. We can find many differences such as: the authors, the time of the stories, and the kind of death of eachwoman at the end of the story and allow us all to contrast the two stories. Also we can find similarities that lead us to make comparisons such as: the strangeness character of each protagonist, the presence of a man, both stories are narrated in a two-story, so we can think about the ups and downs that we have over our lives because everything is a process and as such, it has ups and downs thathelp us find the right balance need to calm our emotions and encourage our frustrations. Definitely, the greatest similarity between both stories is the leading role assumed by a woman of strange and unusual character. Also, do not forget that both women loved, each woman in its own way but one way or another they did not exist but Homer in "A Rose for Emily" or Mr. Mallard in "A story for an hour."We will develop the differences and similarities in both stories.
Each story is typical of the style of a different author. “A Rose for Emily” was published by Faulkner in 1930. William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the Twentieth Century. Mostly his reputation is based on historical novels, novellas,and short stories. "A story for an hour" was published by Chopin in 1894. Katherine O'Flaherty was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century. Both are American authors known for their short stories. The stories mentioned belong to different centuries, but the difference between the years ofpublication is exactly 36.
Both women died at the end of the story, which is why we consider this as a similarity because both authors end their narratives with the death of the protagonist but it is important to note the difference in the outcome of both stories. "A Rose for Emily" demonstrates the desire of the protagonist to strengthen her relationship with her alleged partner but refused to confirmHomer decides to kill him to be around. She died being a killer of a product known as necrophilia disease that refers to people who have sex with corpses. On the other hand, in "A story for an hour" Louis had for heart problems, therefore tried to be careful when informing about the wrongful death of her husband. However, she begins to feel an unexpected sense of exhilaration. "Free! Body andsoul free! Is what she believes is the benefit of her death. At the end of the story, it is known that made her husband was not involved in the railroad disaster and upon his return home Suddenly Mrs. Mallard dies.
Although they are different stories, we can find some similarities between them as for example a woman with the title role. "Emily" known as Miss Emily throughout the story to mark thedistance between the main character and other characters, on the other hand, we have "Mrs. Mallard "call so early in the story because his name was Louis, and we know her by name after the news of her husband death because she feels an inner freedom and confesses that she loved him sometimes but not always. Here is the first similarity between both stories; the story revolves around a femaleperson. In addition, we find another similarity in the strange character of the protagonists. Emily and Louis are characters with a different character; both have individual reactions that make the difference with the rest of the characters. One explanation we can find to justify the personality of the characters lies in the type of condition being treated each one, maybe the correct word is not...
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