author Kate Chopin called “A Pair of Silk Stocking,” the main character receives fifteen dollars which she wants to spend on her kids, ends up spending it all on herself. This story takes place in the 1890’s and back then fifteen dollars is equivalent to four hundred dollars now. The main character, Mrs. Sommers. Takes a day out and goes around town spending her money. She goes to the shops and buys a pair of silk stockings, which she had been wanting for awhile. Mrs. Sommers ends up going out to dinner
Kate Chopin’s, short story, ’The Story of an Hour' its still thematically rich and full of symbolism. ‘'The Story of an Hour’’ was written by Kate Chopin in 1894 and is a short story in which she presents an often unheard view of marriage and not socially acceptable at that time. During this time, America had only recently abolished slavery, and the 19th Amendment wouldn't grant women the right to vote until 1920. It makes sense, then, that freedom would be of great concern to Chopin, especially
later in life. Realism is represented in Kate Chopin's short stories The Story of an Hour and A Pair of Silk Stockings. In both the short stories, the main characters get to face a dream/fantasy that they’ve always wanted to encounter; something rare that lasted only for a short amount of time. The freedom that each character got was some sort of new freedom that they never experienced before. For example in The Story of an Hour, the main character Louise Mallards is feels oppressed because she
Kate Chopin’s Works, Methods, and Means Kate Chopin’s writing style was as unusual as her subject matter. She never took notes, or observed people, places, or things with the intent of using them as literary material (Seyerstead 116). She chose to forget the polishing process saying she " . . . preferred the integrity of crudities to artificialities" (Seyerstead 117). Chopin said that "story writing- at least with me- is the spontaneous expression of impressions gathered goodness knows where"
challenged the ideas of how women should be seen socially. Chopin frankly portrays women as emotional, intelligent and sexual beings. While it might seem that Chopin offers positive examples of female characters, in actuality they are complicated, messy and ultimately negative. All of her main female character seem to experience self-awareness, something very important at that time period because while women had feelings and thoughts, they weren't recognized by society, these feelings of independence and