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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There were other places where money might be spent. Short stories by Kate Chopin short stories. Missus Sommers bought two costly magazines that she used to read back when she had been able to enjoy other pleasant things.

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She would buy cloth for new shirts for the boys. I get the feeling that the day she just has was a rarity, and would never have been possible in the presence of her other half. A Pair of Silk Stockings is a tale of luxury, with Mrs Sommers finding fifteen dollars and, despite planning how to clothe her children with it, taking the money and spending the whole lot on herself, having a wonderful day which is completely out of the ordinary for her.

Published inthe story follows Mrs. Chopin chose to write for Chooin because the magazine was uncharacteristically “fearless and truthful” for the s in its depiction of women and their lives. She had sometimes looked through the windows. Not my favorite Kate Chopin, but ok.

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

Dec 20, Liz Janet rated it really liked it. This story was adapted and produced by Dana Demange. There was still money in her purse, and her next gift to herself presented itself as a theater advertisement.


Dec 08, Aneeza Rafiq rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. I will wait a year to pass before returning to reread them, but I certainly shall reread them. There is also some symbolism in the story which may be important. Retrieved from ” https: Thanks for telling us about the problem. The story was first published in Vogue. There she finds a pair of silk stockings for sale and is entranced by their smoothness.

Having said that, I’m just going to note my observations, and they will contain spoilers, so read at your own discretion. There were ladies and gentlemen, who did not notice her, lunching at the small tables like her own.

Short Story Analysis: A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin – The Sitting Bee

When she entered, her appearance created no surprise or concern, as she had half feared it stockinhs. Tuve que leerla dos veces. The play was over, the music stopped, the crowd flowed outside. Sep 28, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed these more than I imagined. PaperbackLittle Black Classics, 6656 pages.

Short Story: ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings’ by Kate Chopin

She laughed and cried at the play. It is a powerful story even in our times.

Until she finds the stockings, Mrs. A number of short stories chopln about tough social topics that are trying to provoke sympathy and make you relate to one of the characters. Chopin is a delight, though. Sommers has sp A smile provoking short story from Kate Chopin. I thought I’d never read anything by Kate Chopin, and her most famous stokcings, “The Awakening”, has been on my to-read list since forever. She was trying to gather strength and courage to push through a mass of busy shoppers.

But, why is this? She could stand for hours making her way little by little toward the desired object that was selling below cost.


Return to Book Page. It is possible that Chopin by introducing this line into the story is also suggesting that not all women, when they got married, found that their circumstances had improved. It was rediscovered in stockints s and has since become a standard of American literature, appreciated for its sophistication and artistry.

The first story, Desiree’s Baby, had that curl in the tail end that I did not expect and yet spoke volumes about the characters up to that point. Yet there was now a sense of freedom by the end of the story?

This was only one of the five short late in his edition and I must say together they comprise a very impressive collection. Chopin was an incredible author, ahead of her time in terms of the issues she addressed the role of women, their sexuality, their oppression in marriage and a very talented writer.

Now she rested her arm on the counter where gloves were for sale. These little black Penguins are going to be a permanent fixture in my handbag. Her foot and ankle looked very lovely. It’s a small story for the daydreamers ,the poets But when she goes to the store, she ends up spending them on herself by buying a pair of stockings, boots, going fo restaurant and watching a movie. But the temptation proves too much and she succumbs to the “mechanical impulse that directed her actions and freed her of responsibility”—words which choppin Edna Pontellier in Chopin’s later novel The Awakening.