An analysis of the short story a pair of silk by kate chopin

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Sommers rests at a counter where she will begin her shopping adventure. Sommers, observing her paleness, her figure, and her clothes.

New York: Morrow, Sommers as they chat, laugh, and weep together during the show. 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. Sommers seems shallow, as she is preoccupied with money and self-importance.

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A pair of silk stockings themes

Thus, Mrs. Active Themes As the play ends, Mrs. While sitting on a stool to rest before her shopping, she realizes that her hand has brushed against a pair of two-dollar silk stockings. In many of the stories that Kate Chopin included in her two books of short stories, Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie, we can tell a good deal about some characters because they live at a specific place in rural Louisiana, or they appear in several stories, or characters in other stories talk about them. Sommers, observing her paleness, her figure, and her clothes. Accomplished in all the feminine skills necessary for the successful running of a household, and selflessly committed to the needs of her family above her own, Mrs. The neighbors are all aware of what Mrs. Download it! The allusion to the royal family suggests that Mrs. She also buys two expensive magazines such as those that she used to read long ago, and she enjoys a new feeling of assurance in her new clothes. Sommers pays no notice of him, however, as she is far busier dreading her inevitable return home. The restaurant and theatre may also be symbolically significant as they are both environments to which Mrs Sommers is unaccustomed to and provide her with an avenue of escape. Sommers has been able to maintain her selflessness.

However, the admission that she is a woman of little means who has not felt significant or meaningful for many years paints her as a sympathetic character. Sommers enjoys a newfound sense of self-confidence as she exerts the authority afforded to her through her spending power over the clerk.

The restaurant and theatre may also be symbolically significant as they are both environments to which Mrs Sommers is unaccustomed to and provide her with an avenue of escape.

As Mrs Sommers is waiting for the cable car to arrive the reader is given a slight insight into how she wishes her life could be.

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