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Louisiana State UP, Sommers at the theatre The man across from Mrs. It was emerging, and it included what Robert Arner in the essay collection Awakenings: Sommers reminds me of Edna Pontellier in The Awakening.
But what is it? Edna is certainly not poor. There may be many resemblances between Mrs. Sommers and Edna Pontellier, but one is especially noticeable.
People seem to assume that Mrs. Sommers is a widow or a single mother. But could she be a woman married to a man who has lost his fortune and fallen on hard times? In many of the stories that Kate Chopin included in her two books of short stories, Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie, we can tell a good deal about some characters because they live at a specific place in rural Louisiana, or they appear in several stories, or characters in other stories talk about them.
Sommers does not appear in any other Chopin story and nobody in any other story speaks of her. We do not even know what city or state her story takes place in. She keeps her focus on Mrs.
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Library of America, The Story of the Kate Chopin Revival. Louisiana State UP, Ricerche di storia letteraria e culturale, VI. The Marital Burden and the Lure of Consumerism.Kate Chopin’s Short Stories Questions and Answers.
The Question and Answer section for Kate Chopin’s Short Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Chopin's A Pair of Silk Stockings: Mrs. Sommers Mrs. Sommers, of Kate Chopin's "A Pair of Silk Stockings" faces a major Man-vs.-Society conflict.
She is a perfect example of how humans are tempted by material gain, "the life of luxury", and the vicious way society judges things (or people).
Kate Chopin was very talented at showing various sides of marriages and local people and their lives, making her writing very broad and sweeping in topic, even as she had many common themes in her work. The Edible Woman tells the story of Marian McAlpin, a young single woman who works for a market research company.
Unable to foresee a fulfilling career within the company, she begins to worry. American author Kate Chopin (–) wrote two published novels and about a hundred short stories in the s.
Most of her fiction is set in Louisiana and most of her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women. “A Pair of Silk Stockings” Kate Chopin (–) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women.
Her novel The Awakening and her short stories are read today in countries around the world, and she is widely recognized as one of America’s essential authors.