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Kate Chopin ½ 3 download review The AwakeningBeyond the BayouMa'ame PelagieDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe KissA Pair of Silk StockingsThe LocketA ReflectionAt the 'Cadian BallThe Storm 103 From her first published stories to her 1898 secret masterpiece The Storm About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and mu. I spent an entire afternoon reading the short stories in this book enthralled and enraptured skipping luncheon to bathe in the hedonistic tendencies of Chopin s women I am now tempted to spent all of my student loans in some tailor s shop a fine restaurant a play I am tempted to sleep with the neighbor and call it infidelity though I m not bound to any man And mostly because of this I am happy to be free and alone to have my options open in modern day life to follow my thoughts and no one else s to have no responsibility designated to anyone To fulfill my passions without approval to work to read and learn and spend money on no one but me Selfish Yes But living in the American south why not be selfish Everyone else seems to suffer under the weight of providing for than one Content alone and materialistic by nature Kate Chopin s work makes me happy And that s all the women in this work want really But it doesn t stop at so mindless a conclusion Her work deals with racism inferiority the suffering of women the controlling and lesser minds of certain men who put themselves on a high horse plain and dull courting women of beauty She deals with independence The fulfillment of the woman By any means she and no one else deems fitThis review excludes The Awakening which I will read sometime soon For now I ll review a couple of choice short stories Desiree s Baby by Kate Chopin Though Armand s courting was swift and defined by a blind romantic prospect the miscegenation triggers a wave of racism a trait hoarded by the antebellum south s white population While it is overwhelmingly about race there are tones of sexism dispersed throughout the work Desiree while housed by loving parents is a typical childrearer when it comes to her relationship Though not necessarily unexpected in the 1800s the treatment she receives when eschewed from the home is packaged with the typical mother s duty She takes the child now purged by its father for its skin tone and she does not gather any possessions Like some primordial mother she s forced from her own home without her own belongings holding her only creation while his land metaphorically rips from her what little she has left on her own back It begins with a dreamy outlook of motherhood and turns into a drudging responsibility She is weighed down by a forced upon inferiority complex that she believes in not because of her nature but because of his designation of said nature The twist at the end a zenith of irony in literature deems him partially African American as well but the wording I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother who adores him belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery implies that purging Desiree of her home is eual in a sense to purging his own mother who also gave birth to a uadroon a one uarter African American by descent Familial ties are ruptured on the basest level but also on a level of maternal guilt At the Cadian Ball by Kate Chopin A predecessor to The Storm the work seems to focus on transitory relationships that might have grown into something befitting and fulfilling However they re both stunted by the emotions and regulations of a culture Because the ball is one of suitors and dames there s a finality to the relationships in place and Calixta feels obligated to finish her time in the single life regardless of who it might be with Although Alcee is best suited his departure a hoax seems to indicate a permanent loss of what was blooming turning into what Alcee sees as a myth She goes away with a plain faced and dull man that she has no real interest in but rather settles for Meanwhile he is swayed by the confession of love from Clarisse Never would he have gone with her if not for the extreme call of an emergency a lie indicative of her melodrama and desperation It ruptures what might have been and comments on the culture s prospect of dating and marriage limited dating permanent devotion Though it may result in a loveless marriage she doesn t care as long as she s adhering to southern culture The Storm by Kate Chopin Chopin continues to take on heavy subject matter especially for the time period and the illicit sex is taboo even today Adultery is a sin to theists and theists dominated the literate bunch in the American south However she bravely writes about a lack of conseuence due to this risu happening Calixta and Alcee from the prior work are ushered in the same house during a storm and their past tension from the ball culminates finally six years after meeting Meanwhile their respective spouses take shelter Bobin t in a store as he buys his wife a gift of canned shrimp and Clarisse in a town unaware of the storm They screw they feel no guilt for having these feelings and the blissful unawareness of their spouses is indeed blissful Perhaps if Alcee and Calixta had married those years ago the passion would have long dwindled as it has between him and Clarisse who is relieved to get his letter saying she may stay away longer if it so pleases her And it does They re all peaceful and it s a commentary on how the taboo of society does not always hurt it may even gain for some individuals Which kind of makes the word taboo null A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin While it may be pondered by early critics that the work is one of empty materialism the silk stockings a metaphoric serpent of Eden I think the work is a deserved indulgence of the modern woman at the time Mrs Sommers having come across 15 initially plans to take the responsible route and spend it on her children borne with a man who she d never dreamed of being with in her youth She d been taken from her previous wealth and thrust into a life of motherhood in which her own joy was sapped for the duties expected of her A day of indulgence is not a blas glamorous escapade but also a brilliant display of a woman s guilt in the time period for doing something she d enjoy She doesn t strip herself bare to feed her children but she doesn t starve them either she cares for them as mediocre as it may be But the hedonistic tendencies of the individual is a subject I particularly like the meaning of self satisfaction and the attitude of women bravely engorging alone shopping alone pampering themselves alone There is no sentiment from a man that she d fall to her knees to appreciate in the work it all comes from her It s a brave and particularly enjoyable work of greed and feminism It is her money Not her husband s not her children s And though moral responsibility has designated it being spent on them the overtaking self pampering usually unseen by the audience as a good thing prevails over those demands The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin Cheering at the funeral procession and giggling in the wake of death is a crime due with the punishment only karma can pay But is Louise Mallard so wrong for celebrating the death of a shackling life Chopin studies the nature of the woman who must suffer under the wings of a usually nondescript man not necessarily abused but subdued and her study of women is unconventional for the time They indulge they re all hedonists They re nowhere near angels but they don t want to be They care sometimes to please people but importantly they aim to please themselves And who can argue against happiness No they don t hurt anyone but they certainly don t care for people getting hurt In this case Louise is than ready to embrace her husband s death Even the weather reflects her joy of warm sunny days to come Her abrupt sob is not genuine There is no shock When you re told of death the disingenuous and trained part of you says to cry The natural part of you denies it She swallows this claim with haste springing up at the prospect of it Of course this cannot go Denoting that women cannot survive without men might not have been Kate Chopin s intention but the implication is there Perhaps it s written that way to sell to audiences this woman celebrating death is bad isn t that right fellow moral readers But her enjoyment strikes her so hard that her body cannot function any A woman has not lived with such joy in her heart a woman is not trained to endure such a pleasure

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Kate Chopin ½ 3 download review The AwakeningBeyond the BayouMa'ame PelagieDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe KissA Pair of Silk StockingsThe LocketA ReflectionAt the 'Cadian BallThe Storm 103 Stic role and her passionate uest for spiritual sexual and artistic freedom From her first stories Chopin was interested in independent characters who challenged convention This selection freshly edited from the first printing of each text enables readers to follow her unfolding career as she experimented with a broad range of writing from tales for children to decadent fin de siecle sketches The Awakening is set alongside thirty two short stories illustrating the spectrum of the fiction. The AwakeningKate Chopin was a Mom of five and unfortunately a Widow living in Louisiana After her Husband s death she was left with a huge debt that was followed shortly after the loss of her Mother leaving her extremely depressed Chopin s Doctor suggested she write for therapeutic and finances to help her through Chopin wrote The Awakening in 1899 about Edna and her struggles with social attitudes toward women It is also about how she perceives herself and who she actually is In Louisana a wife was legal property of the husband The story tells the struggle and desires of a woman with a want of free spirit unrestrained life vs what was normal social behaviors expected in New Orleans of the perfect Mother Wife and Social HostessEdna loves the fresh feeling music painting living independently of her family and the passion of another gives her As she finds this self expression she is self absorbed and the conseuences she loses the support around her In the end her detachment from her young boys and that responsiblitiy of motherhood are too overwhelming In this day and age we would call her life abusive 4 12 as the story is predictableThe Story of an Hour page 182 is a short story of Mrs Louise Mallard who endures heart trouble and with great care is given the news that her Husband is killed in a train accidentOh how life is gone as she knew it She succumbs to grief and retreats to a room She is so sad a typical marriage they had not a bad marriage at all He was a loving husband in his way Stupor takes over Than positive sightings of Blue Skys and listening of Birds singing allows the grieving to soften and a sense of relief to slip in She will have a life of living for herself and not for her husband a bit of freedom The thought lightens her heart and she leaves the room with a bit of happinessBut the sightshe was robbed of her freedom once againChopin writes with a bit of controversy subject but mostly in this story is realism life as it was known 4 stars

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Kate Chopin ½ 3 download review The AwakeningBeyond the BayouMa'ame PelagieDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe KissA Pair of Silk StockingsThe LocketA ReflectionAt the 'Cadian BallThe Storm 103 Kate Chopin was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth century American writers whose fiction explored new and often startling territory When her most famous story The Awakening was first published in 1899 it stunned readers with its frank portrayal of the inner word of Edna Pontellier and its daring criticisms of the limits of marriage and motherhood The subtle beauty of her writing was contrasted with her unwomanly and sordid subject matter Edna's rejection of her dome. The Awakening A Review in Two Parts Me 20 years old circa early 90s Okay so I just read The Awakening What a novella before its time You ve got Edna Pontellier manipulated into a stodgy marriage her husband expecting her to conform to society s rules and trappings She now has 2 children and is feeling the pull of wanting to be her own person An artist a free thinker not meant to stay at home and accept visitors On a summer vacation in Grand Isle she meets Robert Lebrun a younger idealist not as wealthy but still the type who will cater to her every whim Who sees the person that she wants to be and doesn t deny her that sense of self Edna falls into the lull that women crave lull isn t the correct word It s almost opposite of what I want to say I d go with the excitement of being feverishly desired by a handsome young man It s addicting than addicting it s dangerous However for some reason Robert leaves for Mexico and Edna is left with her marriage and her position in society She starts to act out and her clueless husband is concerned It sometimes entered Mr Pontellier s mind to wonder if his wife were not growing a little unbalanced mentally He could see plainly that she was not herself That is he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the worldOkay so she s not entertaining guests she must be crazy Upon returning to New Orleans she continues to find herself and after her children and husband leave for an indeterminate amount of time she starts to find her independence She moves out of the mansion and into a pigeon house around the corner she begins an affair with a local playboy and all the while she still yearns for Robert I won t go into any of the plot but to say that I can see how it would be considered a scandal when released back in 1899 Women didn t follow their heart or their minds they were objects upon marriage losing all identity Society dictates that she marry well and put up pretenses and she fights back As Susan Powter would say Stop the Insanity The Awakening shows that women are capable of being individuals and believing in everlasting love that breaks all conventions Bring forth the Spice Girls and rock on Me Now somewhat older Edna Pontieller what a narcissistic little hussy you are Okay lookIt s 1899 you re married to a guy that adores you Yeah so he thinks that you might want to act like a woman of the times maybe he s a little off on the whole suffrage movement which has yet to happen DUH and maybe you re feeling a bit stifled in your marriage but it s a GOOD marriage you want for nothing you don t have to take care of your somewhat non demonic children you get to vacation for entire summers when you re down your husband plans to redecorate the house for you It s not like he s ignoring you So what exactly is the problem He s not hot Yeah He s not young Okay He doesn t swoon over your little paintings Whatever Look the short of it is you weren t forced into the marriage as much as you thought you had to find a guy that would look good in society and take care of you You could have said no Now what the hell are you doing Prancing around race tracks with the 1899 euivalent of Ashton Kutcher Waiting for this poor fool who realizes the restraints of society to come and just be your little cabana boy Hell if this were modern times you d be reading Twilight and hanging out at skate parks Get over yourself rantOkay so that was The Awakening and if I had to rate this based on that novella alone I d go with 2 stars I suppose I ve got the Sherwood Anderson syndrome here and maybe it s my fault for not understanding 1899 like I should I go on my gut feelings sorry I m reading this now I m judging it now I can appreciate the time it was written in but I m not going to go gaga over a story that I pretty much think of as a cop out But that being um said I did enjoy the other 15 stories well most of them Kate Chopin was a hoot I think she had the wit and the not so subtle talent and voice to let her feelings be known She was bitter yo I don t blame her Widowed at 32 with 6 kids Hell yeah And here she has this talent and what does she get when she publishes her work to make sure she can support her family Shock disdain crap Sorry they can all go to Hell She had balls My suggestion is to read some of the shorter stories I enjoyed The Story of an Hour A Point at Issue A Lady of Bayou St John Ath na se those are my favorites but they re all short enough to enjoy and to see what a talented wry writer she was

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  • The AwakeningBeyond the BayouMa'ame PelagieDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe KissA Pair of Silk StockingsThe LocketA ReflectionAt the 'Cadian BallThe Storm
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    [The AwakeningBeyond the BayouMa'ame PelagieDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe KissA Pair of Silk StockingsThe LocketA ReflectionAt the 'Cadian BallThe Storm] EBOOK READ The Awakening A Review in Two Parts Me 20 years old circa early ‘90s Okay so I just read The Awakening What a novella befo

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    [The AwakeningBeyond the BayouMa'ame PelagieDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe KissA Pair of Silk StockingsThe LocketA ReflectionAt the 'Cadian BallThe Storm] EBOOK READ 8010The Awakening 7010An interesting if somewhat meandering tale of a Victorian woman's awakening Chopin's prose is clear and precise so it becomes easy to fall into the trail of Edna Pontellier's slow emergence into self hood but I couldn't help but feel that Chopin's abilities were much suited to the shorter fiction she wrote There isn't enough magic in her grand reveal for one knows exactly what's going to happen to Edna from the end

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    [The AwakeningBeyond the BayouMa'ame PelagieDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe KissA Pair of Silk StockingsThe LocketA ReflectionAt the 'Cadian BallThe Storm] EBOOK READ The AwakeningKate Chopin was a Mom of five and unfortunately a Widow living in Louisiana After her Husband's death she was left with a huge debt that was followed shortly after the loss of her Mother leaving her extremely depressed

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