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A Pair of Silk Stockings. Little Mrs. Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money. Kate Chopin’s Short Stories Summary and Analysis of “A Pair of Silk After choosing a black pair of stockings, Mrs. Sommers buys them and. This lesson includes a summary of Kate Chopin’s short story A Pair of Silk Stockings. The lesson goes on to analyze the major themes in the.

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Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening – A Pair of Silk Stockings

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I have encouraged my wife to read these as I know she will appreciate each story. University Press of Mississippi. Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling novel, The Awakening. Hopefully I will find some classic authors, from across the ages, that I may not have come across had I not bought this collection.

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A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

It is also interesting that there is no mention of a Mr Sommers in the story. The whole ‘book’ is 56 pages long, the perfect size to read while I was waiting at the hairdresser. Mar 31, Addy rated stocking liked it. A waiter came at once to take her order.

Both women lost themselves for a second or two as they quietly praised the little gloved hand.

The Story of an Hour Now this, was an interesting little sipk. These women faced very difficult situations when discovering shocking truths about their surroundings which unfortunately, based on their class, their position and their time, they could do nothing about. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


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It’s universal and timeless. Years later a young and rich plantation owner, Armand, falls in love with her and they marry.

I racconti di Stockijgs Chopin sono stupefacenti per il nitore della narrazione, per l’uso della parola che sottende l’analisi psicologica e accompagna l’evoluzione dei sentimenti dei personaggi.

I think if anything, that is the feeling this remarkable short story captures. The atmosphere of this story, the characters, all was so strongly built with very few words I am just amazed. She could push her way if need be.

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In the end, she doesn’t want to go back home; to her responsibilities. It was just painful to see him direct it towards his wife and their innocent son. One woman wiped her eyes with a small square of lace and passed Missus Sommers q box of candy. The ending of the story is also interesting.

To write a life, a condition, a tragedy in ten pages is not easy…and Chopin does it perfectly. Decently written, though nothing truly stood out. The naming piece, A Pair of Silk Stockings, by contrast, did not have a zing or a sting in the end but a summation that I enjoyed each of these stories. Oscar died in and Kate was suddenl Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling novel, The Awakening.

But she went on feeling the soft, costly items. She sat between richly dressed women who were there to spend the day eating sweets and showing off their costly clothing. When she had bought a pair they were always “bargains,” so cheap that it would have been unreasonable to have expected them to be fitted to her hand.

So if you are into kqte pleasure reading, I would defini A number of short stories all about tough social topics that are trying to provoke sympathy and make you relate to one of the characters. Retrieved from ” https: A dollar or two could be added to the price she usually paid for her daughter Janie’s shoes. She felt like lying back in the soft chair and enjoying og richness of it. Stories about women, and what they often give up for their family, and a socially acceptable life at the time as well as the role of race at the time.


In an empty corner, she replaced her cotton stockings for the new silk ones. Be the first to ask a question about A Pair of Silk Stockings. The naming piece, A Pair of Silk Stockings, by contrast, did not have a zing or a sting in the end but a summation that encapsulated the young woman’s state of mind and emotions so expertly.

Between getting the children fed and the house cleaned, and preparing herself to go shopping, she had forgotten to eat at all! Shockings seemed lost in her worn old shopping bag. Then she put her shoes back on and put her old stockings into her bag.

After buying the new boots, she went to the glove department. Missus Sommers chose a black pair and looked at them closely. She tried on a pair of new boots. A sign nearby announced that they had been reduced in price. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is a powerful story even in our times.