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    story of an hour Kate Chopin is one of the American 's most important women writers of the 19th century .Her representative work "Awakening" is recognized for performance pioneer of feminist thought. And Kate Chopin 's life experience in the illustration of the text and analyze the historical background of the leading role 's self consciousness, uncovering American society ignored the novel of women and the shackles of a free spirit. Based on that , I agree with the claim that Kate Chopin was a feminist

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    Storm by Kate Chopin creates a twisted version of how the stereotypical role of a women in the past has parallels to their current assumed role. The idea that a women in the late 1800s could even have the realization that she was capable of cheating on her husband is unlikely; though it did happen. This story uses several convenient situations that propel Alcee and Calixta together, as shown through the title (The Storm) and the separation between Alcee and Calixta’s respectful partners. Chopin also

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    Biography: Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty, on February 8, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri, was an Author, Activist, and Businesswoman who resided in New Orleans Louisiana before to her death where she moved back to St. Louis before her death. Kate Chopin is a very famous author in literature because of her forward-thinking opinions and her refusal to give into the social norms of the woman of her era and to prove her self to be just as capable as men. Kate Chopin views and actions left many

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    them? Kate Chopin was one of the many influential voices for women in her time about women. Chopin wrote many stories that were influenced by experiences she has had in her life. Kate Chopin rebelled against the social roles of women and wrote many stories such as “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour” that she used to express her own feminist views. First of all, Kate Chopin rebelled against the social roles of women. Chopin was influenced by strong female figures from the beginning. Chopin was close

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    to imagine pictures in their mind.” When an experienced writer uses imagery, that is exactly what happens, pictures form in the reader’s mind. In her short story “The Storm”, Kate Chopin uses imagery to describe Calixta, Alcee, and the thunderstorm. To begin, let us focus on Mrs. Chopin’s description of Calixta. When Chopin introduces Calixta, she is stationed by a window “sewing furiously on a sewing machine”(6). At first, she is oblivious to the storm and trouble it may bring. However, once she

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    The biggest aspects of life a person is guaranteed to face are choices. In Kate Chopin’s story, “The Story of an Hour”, a woman receives mistaken news about the death of her husband. However, she becomes overexcited and dies due to a poor heart condition. In “Regret”, Chopin introduces an old woman who lived her life independently and alone. By the end of the story, she began to resent sacrificing major opportunities in life when she was younger. Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby”, explored the effects of

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    Discussion about Feminism —after reading “The Story of an Hour” D01 肖洁颖(Xiao Jieying)1509853G-B011-0331 “The Story of an Hour” is written by Kate Chopin,which first appeared in Vogue in 1894 and is today one of Chopin’s most popular works.It is a short story about the thoughts of a woman after she is told that her husband has died in an accident. Kate Chopin (1850–1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. Also she is a feminism.Feminism

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    passions and desires. Author: Kate Chopin Setting: New Orleans; late 19th century Genre: fiction Historical Context: - Published in 1899, women were still considered to be their husband’s property. - Some women’s rights groups were beginning to reject the oppression of women and encourage them to take on roles other than just a housewife - Takes place in Louisiana, a largely Catholic state where faithfulness in marriage was expected and divorce was rare - Chopin has many similarities to Edna-

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    Close Reading of “The Storm” by Kate Chopin Authors use symbols to represent ideas, emotions or state of minds. In The Storm by Kate Chopin, the storm itself is the major symbol within the text. The storm is a form of foreshadowing for events will occur during and after the storm. It also symbolizes a building and release of tension, and a change in atmosphere. The storm functions as foreshadowing because of the characters own interpretation of the storm, which is then reflected in the events that

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    In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin it starts off in the third person and goes through the journey of this lady. She finds out from her sister that her husband got into an accident and died. She goes to her room in distraught and comes to the realization that she can now live life to fullest and not hold anything back. Then when she accepts it and goes down a flight of stairs, her husband comes through the door, and in a scene of situational irony, she dies in what the doctor calls “heart disease-

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    Kate Chopin is the author of “Désirée’s Baby.” Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri but later on in life she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Chopin was raised by her mother only after her father passed away. Once she left Louisiana and moved back to Missouri, she started to write some stories about people she knew back in Louisiana. This particular narrative she wrote focused on the importance of race and how it can impact people’s lives. The significance of ethnicity has always been a popular

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    Circumstances In comparing “The Storm” and” The Story of an Hour” written by Kate Chopin they’re alike in many ways. I believe circumstance plays a big role in these stories. Both women are unfaithful to husbands as the stories unfold you will see endings that are tragic and happy. In the Storm the circumstance is “the storm” without it none of the events would have took place. The story is about an affair between Calixta and Alcee, who are both married, the sexual tension between the Calixta and

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    In Chopin 's “The Storm,” female sexuality is explored in a creole woman of the late 1800’s. The short story begins on a scene of an incoming storm, a plot device used by the author to propel the story. This short story describes an encounter leading to an affair between a woman, Calixta, and a man, Alcee. Rather than pass judgment on the characters by condemning the morality of their actions, Chopin simply tells their tale. The author explores this female sexuality by refraining from judgment,

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    Kate Chopin wrote a story about Mrs. Mallard, a married woman who suffers from heart problems and also has to cope with her husband recent passing. Mrs.Mallard, she showed sincere grief about her husband passing. However, looking back at how controlling her husband Mr.Mallard were in their marriage, Mrs.Mallard felt a sudden joy when processing her husband death After her sudden emotional change, Mrs Mallard felt liberated when she started thinking about what her life would be like without Mr.Mallard

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    In Kate Chopin’s 1898 short story, “The Storm,” the author uses a storm as a metaphor to mirror Calixta’s sexuality. In the 19th century creole culture, women were sexually oppressed under male dominion. During a climactic storm, Calixta has an emotional storm of sexual passion with Alcee. In the Creole culture, wives are expected to remain faithful and be submissive to their husbands, but their husbands could have affairs. In this short story, Calixta goes against the Creole culture and has an

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    A passage from the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, “She would give up the unessential, but she would never sacrifice herself for her children.” (Page 155, Chopin) The novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin emphasizes the ideas of feminism, motherhood, and the social expectations of an individual in the time period. This novel is about a married woman exploring for more personal freedom and a more fulfilling life. In 1899 when the novel was first published, both critics and the public felt that

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    Mallard: the mix between independence and dependence. Kate Chopin was a free-spirit writer of the late nineteenth century known for being a pioneer of the feminist movement. She mostly tackles the issues of independence and love, especially in “The Story of an Hour” published in eighteen ninety-four. In this short story, she dramatizes the fate of Louise Mallard, who is given a glimpse of a new life when she learns her husband is gone. Chopin reflects herself in her protagonist as she is an independent

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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

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    O'Flaherty was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 8, 1850. Kate grew up speaking both French and English. Kate attended the St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart, with one year at the Academy of the Visitation. Kate Chopin was an American feminist writer, she wrote two novels, and wrote more than a hundred short stories and sketches. Her great grandmother inspired her to get into French culture and feminism. "Most of the fiction Kate wrote as an adult draws on the nurturing she received from women

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    clearly defined: they were meant to devote every aspect of their lives to their husbands and children. Edna Pontellier, the protagonist in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, struggles to adhere to these standards, and eventually rebels against them. The harsh standards placed on Edna and other women in the novel are like the cages around the metaphorical birds Chopin uses to represent them. Edna's unhappiness in her societal role is realized in the ocean, which symbolizes this awakening and her attempt

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