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  • The Storm by Kate Chopin

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    The first thing I noticed about Kate Chopin’s “The Storm,” is that it is utterly dripping with sexual imagery and symbolism. Our heroine, if you will, seems to be a woman with normally restrained passions and a well-defined sense of propriety, who finds herself in a situation that tears down her restraint and reveals the vixen within. I wonder if it was intentional that the name Calixta makes me think of Calypso – the nymph from Greek mythology. If half of the sexual symbolism I found in this

  • The Storm by Kate Chopin

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    Kate Chopin is writing so many great stories about whatever she sees. Kate has many Wonderful stories such as, (The Storm, Desiree’s Baby, A Pair of Silk Stocking, A Respectable Woman, and The Story of an Hour). There is one story in particular that catches my mind which is “The Storm”. 0In Kate chopin's era, women are seen as nothing more than a wife and have to stay with their husband for life. Chopin shows a dramatic scene between Alcee and Calixta during the time of a storm that is passing by

  • The Awakening By Kate Chopin

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    The Awakening By: Kate Chopin Emely Maldonado AP LIT Period 3 Topic 3 Maldonado 1 Displacement The late 1800s and the 1900s was a prison for woman’s individuality. During this time period, stereotypical views of women were commenced by society and men. In the era that the novel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin was published, the gender roles were graved in stone, men would work to maintain their family and women would adhere to the house-hold duties. Dissatisfaction with the

  • The Storm By Kate Chopin

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    Do you know that stormy weather that makes you want to get comfortable? In this story, the main character, Calixta, is interrelated with the setting of the story, “The Storm” by Kate Chopin. In “The Storm”, setting plays the role as a catalyst that ignites Alcee’s and Calixta’s passion that then runs parallel with the storm. As their relationship builds together, Calixta’s natural desires become fulfilled; which without an outlet on the ability to express our emotions and natural desires, conflicts

  • The Awakening By Kate Chopin

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    Davian Hart The Awakening By: Kate Chopin AP Literature Topic 3 Hart 1 Over the course of time the male species has always been the gender to attain the more favorable conditions. Numerous cultures heed to the belief that the man is the provider and head of his family. This machismo nature can condition the mind to believe that a man should feel superior to a woman. The continuous cycle of male superiority flows down from father to son subconsciously. Do to this unceasing

  • The Awakening By Kate Chopin

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    Immersion into the frame of mind of Edna Pontellier, in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, is a fascinating experience, one with many conflicting internal and external influences. Like a marionette, Edna acts as a slave to her perceived social constraints in the beginning of The Awakening, a poignant contrast to her emotionally fueled, self-destructive choices towards the end. In the opening chapters of Edna’s story, she is described from an external viewpoint. Readers do not especially see the interworking

  • The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

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    The Awakening is set in 1899, a time when the Industrial Revolution and the women's movement were just beginning , conversely, still overshadowed by the attitudes of society in the 19th century. Kate Chopin's idea that a woman’s needs were important was somewhat radical, especially since women were not considered to be independent, and women’s rights were still being fought for. Edna's major conflict is her need for independence and personal fulfillment while still trying to conform to her traditional

  • The Awakening By Kate Chopin

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    Many of Kate Chopin’s writings are trademarked by her unique, deliberate word choices. Chopin uses phrases that do not make sense and seem to contradict themselves to get across a point. In two of her stories, “The Story of an Hour” and “The Awakening,” Chopin’s word usage highlights the idea of self-discovery. “The Awakening” and “The Story of an Hour” share similar themes. “The Awakening” is the story of a woman in the late 1800s discovering her apathy for her traditional female role as a wife

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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    Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening depicts a conflict between a woman’s inner desires and society’s standards. As the plot develops, the protagonist, Edna, has an increasing self-awareness that is termed in the story as an “awakening.” Once awakened, Edna begins a search to discover and define her self-identity and shed off the one placed on her by society. As Edna becomes impulsive and follows her desires, her self-awareness progresses into emotional and sexual awareness. She begins to realize that

  • The Awakening By Kate Chopin

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    appearing in the text. Many great authors use the power of symbolism to establish a connection between an object that seems ordinary to a human counterpart whose actions and intentions are masked by the way the actions are executed. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin uses birds to represent the different parts of Edna’s life and how they relate to her throughout the text. The first example of the representation of Edna is seen at the start of the book with the parrot. ‘A green and yellow parrot, which hung

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