Harvy And Brantain In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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The short story that I have chosen to do my analysis on is “THE KISS” by Kate Chopin. The short story is about a young beautiful woman name, Nathalie who wants to marry the shy but rich Brantain for all his riches and she knows that he has strong feelings for her. Thus, making her plans to marry him so much easier. Thou, her plans of pursuing him does experiences a slight bump in the road when her other lover, Harvy who is her brother’s good friend, swoops in and kisses her passionately and suddenly in front of Brantain who is taken aback and embarrass that he leaves Nathalie’s house. The plot thickens further and ends with both Nathalie and Brantain getting married. The author Kate Chopin, was a highly educated woman who has also spent her…show more content…
Brantain is madly in love with Nathalie and she knows this but whether or not she feels as strongly for him as she does for Harvy is unclear. For example, “a frank, blustering fellow without guile enough to conceal his feelings, and no desire to do so.” But what is clear is that she shows great interest in Brantain for his wealth despite his appearances because she wants to live luxuriously. For example, “The rather insignificant and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give…show more content…
Imagery is use in the story to stimulate the five sense of the readers. For example in the story, the surroundings in the beginning is use to stimulate the senses of touch and sight for the readers when words like smouldering, dim and uncertain is use to emphasise the feeling of heat, warmth and darkness in the room where Brantain sat in the shadows while watching Nathalie who was sitting in the bright glow of the fireplace in the room. For example, “It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep
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