The Locket by Kate Chopin is a short story that is about love, war, sadness and surprise. The Story can be very surprising to the reader if certain clues were not picked up on while reading. The Locket is a story about a young couple Edmond and Octavie, while Edmond is fighting a war; he wears a locket given to him by Octavie. The author Kate Chopin tells the story that makes the reader to believe the Edmond has died at war and the locket has made its way back to his love Octavie. The conclusion of the locket is very surprising and leaves many questions such as what happened to Edmond during the battle, how Octaive was handling the loss of her love and who was the man who died at battle with the locket on his neck. What we know about Edmond is that he is at war and with the company of 4 other soldiers. The story shows a conversation he is having with the other soldiers as they are asking him about the locket. The story goes into details about Edmonds dreams of his love Octavie. What is also mentioned is Edmonds dream of a snake around his neck which might be symbolic for the locket missing. The reader of the story later finds out Edmond was in the battle and believes he lost the locket during that battle. This was a surprise as Octavie …show more content…
She was not handling it well and was even told to remove her veil by Edmonds father , Judge Pillier as it was a nice day outside. In the story Octavie even decides to be like her aunt and live with sadness for the rest of her life. It is very surprising her neighbor is also the judge in the story and Edmonds father. It is hard to know for sure if Edmonds father knows he is going to surprise Octavie with Edmonds appearance or if he is surprised as well. The story takes a surprising turn when she comes to find out Edmond is alive. This is a happy moment for Octavie she once again feels alive and is so grateful and happy to have been reunited with her beloved
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One soldier even suggests that the locket is a lucky charm for Edmond, seeing as though he has never even gotten a scratch from battle. This foreshadowing made the ending more predictable because the story continues to lead up to Edmond’s “death” when it has already been discussed that Edmond has never been injured from battle. Though it would’ve been very ironic if Edmond were really dead because of how “lucky” the locket is; that’s not the case here. The locket was introduced to the readers as being lucky, so throughout the story it is then seen as Edmond’s good luck charm, so obviously in the end he would reveal himself as
The locket being stolen was predictable because of Edmond's battles as a Confederate soldier. In the story there was only one known detail about a recent battle and it was in part one. There was a deceased soldier boy which implies that there was a recent battle. The text states, "Around his neck hung a gold chain and locket." and out of that information you can predict that is Octavie's locket. If it is Octavie's locket that means that the boy either stole it from Edmond as an enemy or an
In the short story The Locket, it is believed that the author Chaplains writing style has kept the readers guessing throughout the story. Many would agree that the ending of the story was a shocker and few expected that conclusion. They would agree that the father-in-law proceeding with the funeral arrangements supporting the assumption the deceased person in the coffin was Edmund because he had the locket around his neck played into the authors plot twist. People would also say that the end of the story was intriguing, especially when Octavia opened the letter from the priest, returning her locket to her expressing his sorrow of the death of her husband Edmund. Only to find out at the very end Edmund was not dead and he was waiting for her at the door.
Four confederate soldiers where talking over the fire while waiting for orders from Edmond. Edmond had on a necklace and the other soldiers noticed and asked about it. Edmond told them it was a catholic token to protect him from danger, and it has protected him the whole time he's been at war. He told them that Octavia had given it to him. The locket contained a picture of he parents and the date they were married. Later that evening war broke out and a clergyman walked into the aftermath of the war trying to save the souls of people that may be alive. He saw a soldier with a locket and tore it away from him. He sent the locket with a letter to whoever was closest to the person that the locket belonged to.
In the beginning Edmond was a highly ranked soldier and was untouchable throughout the entire war. When one of the other soldiers found out that his way of staying alive might be because of his locket they stole it and wore it so that he wouldn’t die.
First, in the first scene the soldier jokes with Edmond that his locket protects him. While I was reading this I expected Edmond to be safe because he is protected by the locket. As Edmond said to Nick "I don't know how I could have gone through this year and a half without it." Since Edmond was fighting for the Confederates, it was important for him to carry around a talisman for protection. The locket also symbolizes Octavie’s love protecting Edmond.
The ending from the Locket caught me by surprise. It was unexpected because the story begins while in combat as Ned is reading the letter. While reading the letter he was remembering the way that Octavie was dressed and how she took off the locket and gave to him so that he would be or feel safe while in combat. Personally I thought that this was their last good-bye and they were now being separated for good. The Locket is a short story about a young couple and true love for one another.
His dream of a snake strangling him gave away some of the suspense to the story. On one of his first days on duty, he was asked by a fellow soldier what was around his neck. Although he did not answer his comrade’s question, his dream confirmed his concern for the safety of the locket itself. Snakes are known to be sneaky creatures, therefore displaying another concern as to what will happen to the
The locket is a great short story about two lovers and one sent off to war (Edmund), while his significant other (Octavie) stays home and waits for his arrival. One tragic day she sees that Edmund’s body is in a casket. He has died. Judge Pillier helps her grieving. But her grieving may be enough for him to cheer her up. But is Octavie asking for more than she can bite off?
The conclusion of the short story The Locket was predictable. It was not surprising that the story concluded with Edmond being alive. There was no indication in the story alluding to his death. The story began by detailing the tales of a small number of Confederate Soldiers who were camped out upon a hill waiting on orders from their leader. The story did not reveal what these instructions were. It is being assumed then that they were either waiting on instructions to go into battle, or waiting on instructions to go home to their families. It appears that all the men were located on the hills being idle. Some were engaging in idle talk, some were in deep thoughts about the loved ones they could not wait to return home to. They were also keeping watch over the area where they were located.
The Locket captures the grief and pain that accompanies war. In the story, Octavie goes through the worst nightmare for anyone with a loved one fighting in combat - the loss of that loved one. But fortunately for her, Edmund ultimately returned. This came as a complete surprise to me as the reader due to the numerous details in the story pointing at his death, but I was ultimately relieved and happy that Edmund returned to Octavie. The details of the appearance of the soldier who actually died, the ominous tone created by the author’s prose, and the reappearance of the matching locket returned by the clergyman made the eventual return of Edmund all the more suspenseful.
I also believe that the young soldiers were killed in the battle. I didn 't think this locket is likely to be stolen, I was surprised is that she said he had lost his way forward. I must with edmond 's, it was stolen. Leadership, I think may be the first edmond pillier judge the details of the miracle...
First of all Ms. Chopin made the boy laying on the battlefield dead sound like Edmond. She went as far to say in the book that a priest unclasped the necklace the dead soldier's body. Last we knew Edmond had the locket and never planned on letting it go. Never would the reader think that oh someone stole it between when he fell asleep and when the Union army attacked.
Another clue is how the locket was stolen. Edmond first thought he lost it, but then realized it was stolen. The dream he had about the serpent coiling around this throat is when it was stolen. One of the other men in his detachment stole it from around his neck while he slept. The other soldiers saw his locket as a charm that kept him from getting hurt, and would have wanted it for themselves. They saw it as the reason Edmond “ got permoted an never got a scratch sence he's been in the ranks.”
This was a great written story by Kate Chopin. I thought that the ending of this story was surprising for three reasons. First reason, I thought this because the priest had given Octavie a letter saying someone had died in the war. Also because how she felt after she read the letter. Last reason, because the locket was so important to Edmond