The Story of an Hour: Theme & Symbolism


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What is the predominant theme in Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'?

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1. Works like her 1894 'The Story of an Hour' make Kate Chopin a forerunner of what social movement?

2. By what methods is Chopin able to symbolize the notion of personal freedom in 'The Story of an Hour'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Story of an Hour' is a short story by Kate Chopin. Use the quiz/worksheet combo to assess your grasp of the symbols and the primary theme in this written work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following:

  • The social movement Kate Chopin was considered a part of
  • Themes of 'The Story of an Hour'
  • How Chopin chooses to symbolize freedom in the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'The Story of an Hour'
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Louise
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about themes and symbols in 'The Story of an Hour'

Additional Learning

View the lesson called 'The Story of an Hour:' Theme & Symbolism to get more analysis of this short story. The material covers the following:

  • When the story was published
  • Learn the events of 'The Story of an Hour'
  • Understand the themes and symbolism of the story
  • Know the historical context of the story