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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She laughed and cried at the play. There’s a longing here with which we can all identify.

I katd imagine this story was shocking for the time it was written because, why would a woman earn freedom when she was supposed to be on a perfectly happy state —the state of marriage? Sommers as “little”, Chopin refers to more than her physical stature.

The way it filled up her worn money holder gave her a feeling of importance that she had not enjoyed for years. 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. Jan 03, Laura marked it as to-read Shelves: They had given her a feeling of satisfaction, a sense of belonging to the well-dressed crowds. She x boots to go with her stockings, buys fitted kid gloves, reads expensive magazines while lunching at a high-class restaurant, and ends her day sharing chocolates with a fellow theatre goer.

One woman xtockings her eyes with a small square of lace and passed Missus Sommers her box of candy. 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 stocikngs. The story was first published in Vogue. She could not believe that they were a part of herself. Sommers, frugal and conscientious Sockings.


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

This was only one of the five short stories in his edition and I must say together they comprise a very impressive collection. I must remember to read more of this author. So I figured reading this little black classic would be a good start to get to know this author. A number of short stories all about tough social topics that are trying to provoke sympathy and make you relate to one of the characters.

How good palr the touch of the silk on her skin!

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

Missus Sommers knew the value of finding things for sale at reduced prices. But the force that was guiding her would not permit her to act on such a thought. There were many others who were there only to watch the play.

She turned to writing and published her first poem in She had vhopin time to think about the past. This is a collection of short stories from Chopin, with A Pair of Silk Stocking reserved for the finale. A woman hears of the death of her husband and dreams of freedom, and the title tells you all you need to know about the end.

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Oct 25, Hala rated it really liked it. She goes to the theatre, and when the play ends she feels like she has woken up form a dream. For me, a 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.


Jun cuopin, Joey Woolfardis rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. On the day of her shopping trip, Mrs.

After reading The Awakening, I dug this little compendium of short stories out of my collection. She handed the girl a five dollar bill and waited for her change and the wrapped box with the stockings.

But I would recommend it to everyone.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In the end, she doesn’t want to go back home; to her responsibilities. Books by Kate Chopin.

Sommers has spent the day and her extra money treatiing herself to a few small pleasures. Aug 04, Paloma rated it it pf amazing Shelves: Though critics feel it shows consumerism as an attempt at covering up one’s dissatisfaction with life, I cannot wholeheartedly agree with this. Her foot and ankle looked very lovely. I think that it’ll take me another few readings before I’ll begin to get an inkling of what it’s about.