1) Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is about a woman who locks herself in a room and she perceives freedom after briefly mourning her husband’s accidental death. William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” depicts a character who spends her nights locked inside a staged wedding chamber. Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” about her doctor’s prescription of a rest cure, and again someone is locked inside a room. What do these stories tell us about the past? Are there any parallels today?