“A Pair of Silk Stockings” was written by Kate Chopin in April of and later published in Known for including in her stories local color from the. 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. Our story today is called “A Pair of Silk Stockings.” It was written by Kate Chopin. Here is Barbara Klein with the story. (MUSIC). STORYTELLER.

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Another time she would have ignored the desire for food until reaching her own home. A sign nearby announced that they had been reduced in price. She gathered in everything —stage and players and people — in one wide sensation. There she finds a stockibgs of silk stockings for sale and is entranced by their smoothness. It was like a dream ended.

Her daughter Mag should have another dress. The question of investment was one she considered carefully.

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

Stocmings the force that was guiding her would not permit her to act on such a thought. Sommers’ physical exhaustion also mirrors the weakening of her self resolve.

MUSIC There was still money in her purse, and her next gift to herself presented itself as a theater advertisement.

This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Chopin chose to write for Vogue because the magazine sklk uncharacteristically “fearless and truthful” for the s in its depiction of women and their lives.


She ordered six oysters, a chop, something sweet, a glass of wine and a cup of coffee. For a day, a poor mother has a taste of the good life. She slowly grew aware that her hand had felt something very pleasant to touch. There were ladies and gentlemen, who did not notice her, lunching at the small tables like her own.

Missus Sommers bought two costly magazines that she used to read back when she had been able to stockihgs other pleasant things. The way it filled up her worn kafe holder gave her a feeling of importance that she had not enjoyed for years.

Missus Sommers then chopjn the elevator which carried her to an upper floor into the ladies’ rest area. A dollar or two could be added to the price she usually paid for her daughter Janie’s shoes. She had let herself be controlled by some machine-like force that directed her actions and freed her of responsibility. Her new stockings and boots and gloves had worked wonders for her appearance. Two red marks suddenly showed on her pale face.

She purchases 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. She wore no gloves. This xhopin be important as though it is possible that Mrs Sommers is a widow it is more likely that by making no mention of a husband Chopin is further suggesting that women in general at the time the story was written were responsible for the care and upbringing of their children.

How good was the touch of the silk on her skin! In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. She had noted the white table cloths, shining glasses and waiters serving wealthy people. At Fault The Awakening There was a restaurant at the corner.

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In A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin we have the theme of responsibility, escape, independence, freedom, identity, consumerism and temptation. When paiir was finished, she counted the money out to the waiter and left an extra coin on his tray.

The neighbors are all aware of what Mrs. She rested her hand upon the bt. She was trying to gather strength and courage to push through a mass of busy shoppers. The Sitting Bee, 13 Sep. One woman wiped her eyes with a small square of lace and passed Missus Sommers her box of candy. It seemed lost in her worn old shopping bag.

The neighbors sometimes talked of the “better days” that little Missus Sommers had known before she had ever thought of being Missus Sommers.

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

After buying the new boots, she went to the glove department. She herself never looked back to her younger days. She did for a little while. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. She moved her toes around in the silk stockings.