A detailed analysis of Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”: its structure; its protagonist and antagonists; its themes; its contrastive setting; and its symbolism, particularly of the names. My handout, which has blanks students can fill in, is suitable for a homework assignment or as an in-class activity. You may also want to incorporate some information in your own lecture notes or other class activities. An answer key is provided on a separate page at the end of the handout. Prepared by Professor William Tarvin, Ph.D., who has published many articles on literature in scholarly journals.