Kate Chopin And The Story Of An Hour
College: ASA College
Instructor: Dr. Bernd Goehring
Student: Jun Xiao
Course: ENG 250
Semester: Fall 2015
Kate Chopin And The Story Of An Hour
Kate Chopin is a famous American writer, and she is one of the first feminist author of the 20th Century, some ideas about modern feminism was borne on her papers. She is famous for her describing the cultural and folk around New Orleans (Louisiana) area, particularly in the depiction of the spirit of liberty, the pursuit of emotional independence of American women. Her stories usually coming with vivid characters, a beautiful and delicate psychological description. Although these stories are short, they don’t lack keen observation and imagination. “The Story of an Hour” is considered as one of her best story about feminist and it is also one of my favorite story that I ever read. Therefore, my research paper focuses on her biographical information and then I do some exploration and discussion about this story.
Kate Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850 and died in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1904, she was the third of five children in her family. She learned to tell stories from her grandmother and once earned the reputation as an excellent story-teller. In 1870, she married Oscar Chopin, a wealthy Creole cotton factor, and moved with him to Louisiana. As Emily T(2009) pointed out that: In the mid-1880s, she left Louisiana to live with her mother in St. Louis. Family friends and they en...
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..., according to Kemper, Alison (1998), for most of wives in 19th century, they were economically dependent on their husbands and they lost their freedom, so they hope to moved out of their family to find their identity and autonomy. At last, there also many creative writing skills in story we can use in our own writing.
Emily T, Unveiling Kate Chopin, Published by Univ. Press of Mississippi, pp. 65-79, (2009).
Evans, Robert C., ed. “Synopses of Stories and Summaries of Criticism.” Kate Chopin 's Short Fiction: A Critical Companion. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 2001.3-327.
Kate Chopin (1894, April). The Story of an Hour.
Kate Chopin Bust Unveiled. West End Word. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
Kemper, Alison. “Social and Historical Contexts: The Nineteenth Century and the Creole South.” Women Artists and Chopin 's The Awakening. 1998: 11-15.
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