Criticism And Symbolism In The Storm, By Kate Chopin

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KATE CHOPIN’S “THE STORM” RESEARCH PAPER I believe that most talented authors and artist use their life experiences to contribute to their work or projects. In the case of Kate Chopin I found it interesting that she used her past experience of an affair with Albert to ignite the story “The Storm.” Kate Chopin linked the use of names and setting with the stories she wrote based on her actual life experiences. Kate Chopin uses devices such as irony and symbolism, as well as her feminist mindset to project her ideas to the readers in the story “The Storm.” Kate Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 8, 1850. She was the second child of Thomas O’Flaherty and Kate’s mother’s name was Eliza Faris. At the age of 5 years old Kate’s family suffered a tragic loss with her father Thomas passing away in a railroad accident. This loss influenced Kate Chopin’s life tremendously because now she was left in a house of widowed wives which lead to her mindset of thinking independently. Once Kate Chopin finished school she came across a man named Oscar Chopin in a social event in St. Louis who she later in life marries. Married with kids Kate Chopin later finds herself also becoming a widow wife. But shortly after his death Kate Chpin is aroused by a married man named Joseph Albert Sampite, they join each other’s company that leads to Albert having an affair with Kate Chopin “although the affair between Kate and Albert is unknown if they were being intimate during her marriage

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