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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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Allen Stein argues that serpentine silk stockings represent the empty consumerism that Mrs. Yet there was now a sense of freedom by the end of the story? The neighbors are all aware of what Mrs. It was hard for him to fully understand what he saw in her expression. University Press of Mississippi.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It ends before she goes home, and so you never see the guilt that will probably come, or the questions about where that money went. Sommers has spent the day and her extra money treatiing herself to a few small pleasures.

Lists with This Book. I was intrigued by the four stories in this collection, each with an engaging premise, but I am mostly even more interested to see what Chopin can do with a full-length novel.

Five short stories set in Louisiana. A store down the street sold books and magazines. Stories about women, and what they often give up for their family, and a socially acceptable life at the time as well as the role stockongs race at the time.


She could push her way if need be. I chose this collection because I had read somewhere that Kate Chopin was a master at the short story. Sommers as “little”, Chopin refers to more than her physical stature. Then she picked up her magazine and looked through it.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: When she was finished, she counted the money out to the waiter and left an extra coin on his tray. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

It is also interesting that there is no mention of a Mr Sommers in the story. The first I did not like until the end, and I was glad none of them contained any kind of hidden meaning or subtle parable, except that which was plain to see.

During the quiet hours of the night she lay awake considering ideas.

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

A man with sharp eyes sat opposite her. It was like a dream ended.

Kate Chopin was especially good zilk describing what someone might feel and focuses more on emotions than the plot itself. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Though critics feel it shows consumerism as an attempt at covering up one’s dissatisfaction with life, I cannot wholeheartedly agree with this.


After buying the new boots, she went to the glove department. I am speechless, honestly, I had to read the story twice. The first story, Desiree’s Baby, had that curl in the tail end that I did not expect and yet spoke volumes about the characters up ot that point.

Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening – A Pair of Silk Stockings

The heroine has one luxurious day to herself, not taking anything away from loved ones, but merely spending a bit of unaccounted money on herself, a bit of time to her own needs. She slowly grew aware that her hand had felt something very pleasant to touch.

Books by Kate Chopin. The atmosphere of this story, the characters, all was so strongly built with very few words I am just amazed.

Short Story Analysis: A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin – The Sitting Bee

Missus Sommers knew the value of finding things for sale at reduced prices. The story which gives the title to this collection might be the one just bit different, as it deals with a woman who is married and has many children to whom she is dedicated and one day, she has money of her own to pamper herself and she does without any regret.

Oct 25, Hala rated it really liked it.