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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I have been meaning to read The Awakening for years and for some reason never got around to it, so when I saw this Little Black Classic, I figured that it would be a good temporary compromise. I am speechless, honestly, I had to read the story twice.

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

Her first thought is to spend them on her children. A couple of these stories were okay. But I would recommend it to everyone. The Story of an Hour Now this, was an interesting little story. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. In A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin chopij have the theme of responsibility, escape, independence, freedom, identity, consumerism and temptation.

Five short stories set in Louisiana. I cannot imagine how it must have resonated in hers.

Missus Sommers went to wait for the cable car. She had never entered stockjngs doors. Aug 03, Jane Loik rated it liked it. The Joy That Kills. She lifted her skirts as she crossed the street.

She was trying to gather strength and courage to push through a mass of busy shoppers. I will wait a year to pass before returning to reread them, but I certainly shall reread them.


Now my rating of five stars is mostly because of this story, which is my favourite of all her short stories after I read it at school right before we were made to read her novel The Awakening. The question of investment was one she considered carefully. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat But when she goes to the store, she ends up spending them on herself by buying a pair of stockings, boots, going to restaurant and watching a movie.

Her daughter Mag should have another dress. The subject matter is varied, but all focus on women in different stations of society and times of life. Her life must either be thankless or challenging before she could even recognise that the emotion she felt was one of freedom.

After the play ends, she boards the cable car to return home with “a poignant wish, a powerful longing that the cable car would never stop anywhere, but go on and on with her forever. Aug 25, Ralph rated it it was amazing.

A Pair of Silk Stockings – Wikipedia

Sommers has been able to maintain her selflessness. She held back her skirts and turned her paur one way and her head another way as she looked down at the shiny, pointed boots. The Marital Burden and the Lure of Consumerism”. I enjoyed these more than I imagined. Return to Book Page. 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 I enjoyed each of these stories.

It was rediscovered in the s and has since become a standard of American literature, sjlk for its sophistication and artistry. Years later a young and rich plantation owner, Armand, falls in love with her and they choin.

Because, then there was: She looked up at the shop girl. Sommers uses to try to escape her life. In my opinion, 19th century writers around the world mastered short stories because they were able to portray so much in so little. I think if anything, that is the feeling this remarkable short story captures.


A stociings nearby announced that they had been reduced in price. What a very small box it was! While waiting to be served she removed her gloves very slowly and set them beside her. But she went on feeling the soft, costly items.

Sep 17, John Gillespie rated it it was amazing. There she finds a pair of silk stockings for kkate and is entranced by their smoothness. Mrs Sommers has fifteen dollars, which to her is great deal of money. Sommers’ social standing had been before her marriage, and see how her marriage has reduced her. It’s a small story for the daydreamers ,the poets It must of been absolutely sensational at the time.

The story was first published in Vogue. This edition includes five short stories: Of course she knows that she should spend it on her children and she thinks through the items that they need. Published inthe story follows Mrs.

For me, pir good short story is something that when its last few sentences are read, it makes you go back and read the whole short story again. The final revelation makes this short story a commentary on issues of both race and gender, revealing the weak position of women as well as the degradation of coloured chppin in 19th century Louisiana.

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