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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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Missus Sommers then took the elevator which carried her to an upper floor into the ladies’ rest area. It speaks of what women sacrifice for their families and how powerful it can be to have a treat, the power to choose for yourself, and time to spend only in your own head.

The play was over, the music stopped, the crowd flowed outside.

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. The whole ‘book’ is 56 pages long, the perfect size to stocjings while I was waiting at the hairdresser. They had given her a feeling of satisfaction, a sense of belonging to the well-dressed crowds. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

A sign nearby announced that they had been reduced in price. She herself never looked back to her younger days. I think it is because she has a controlling katw. For a day or two she walked around in a dreamy state as she thought about her choices. Miss McEnders With regards to this story and the previous one: Sommers chlpin sp A smile provoking short story from Kate Chopin. A young shop girl drew a soft, leather glove over Missus Sommers’s hand.


A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

She turned to writing and published her first poem in Views Etockings Edit View history. Sommers rests at a counter where she will begin her shopping adventure. 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. Nov 11, Ailsa rated it really liked it Shelves: The Sitting Bee, 13 Lair.

One woman wiped her eyes with a small square of lace and passed Missus Sommers her box of candy. We’ve all been there, we’ve done the same thing, and watching Mrs. Yet there was now a sense of freedom by the end of the story? Sommers’ social standing had been before her marriage, and see how her marriage has reduced her. So I figured reading this little black classic would be a good start to get to know this author.

Sep 17, John Gillespie rated it it was amazing. To write a life, a condition, a tragedy in ten pages is not easy…and Chopin does it perfectly. For the first time she seemed to be taking a rest from the tiring act of thought. The idea of her little family looking fresh and new for once in their lives made her restless with excitement.

There’s a longing here with which we can all identify. What a very small box it was! Between getting the children fed and the house cleaned, and preparing herself to go shopping, she had forgotten to eat at all! Years later a young and rich plantation owner, Armand, falls in love with her and they marry.


She even talked a little with the women. She moved her toes around in the silk stockings.

“A Pair of Silk Stockings,” Kate Chopin | Library of America

I think that it’ll take me another few readings before I’ll begin to get an inkling of what it’s about. Sommers, frugal and conscientious Mrs. I had to read a couple of times before I understood how Mrs Mallard thought.

The Awakening, considered Chopin’s masterpiece, was subject to harsh criticism at the time si,k its frank approach to sexual themes.

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

I would have liked Penguin to have used a different quotation for this one. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Jan 09, Rikke rated it liked it Shelves: In the end, she doesn’t want to go back home; to her responsibilities.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For a brief moment Mrs Sommers is able to forget about her life and escape into a world which is very much different to the world she finds herself in. She had let herself be controlled by some machine-like force that directed her actions and freed her of responsibility. Here is Barbara Klein with the story.