Kate Chopin's Works

Birth of Kate Chopin’s Works People often wonder what influences writers to write. Some may assume that writers are influenced by personal experiences. While others may think personal beliefs, or fighting for something they sincerely believe in. They also could be inspired by historical or societal moments. To clarify, Kate Chopin, was born into a Creole-Irish family that was entertained by a high place in society. Chopin was raised against the usual nineteenth century patriarchal household and used her own personal experiences to display her perspective in stories like “The Story of an Hour” and “The Storm”. Kate Chopin was born in St. Louis Missouri on February 8, 1851. Chopin was born into stable parents, …show more content…
Like many other characters, Kate wrote several novels and short stories about Albert. In the story, “The Storm”, Alcee Laballiére, which was abbreviated from Albert’s name, was illustrated as a handsome young planter who enjoys talking crops and politics. The story reflected Kate’s experiences and beliefs. Alcee and Clarisse, Calixta and Bobinôt were the two married couples in “The Storm”, both couples had short-lived affairs. Alcee and Calixta are prone to each other’s cravings. Furthermore, Clarisse and Bobinôt are aware of each other and might have had a crush also. As the title implies, there is a physical storm, but also ironically, an emotional attraction. Kate Chopin stated, “The playing of the lightning was incessant. A bolt struck a tall chinaberry tree at the edge of the field. It filled all visible space with a blinding glare and the crash seemed to invade the very boards they stood upon."(Kate Chopin, “The Storm”). Given that, Calixta’s fear and anxiety of the storm overwhelmed her and caused her to fall into Alcee’s arms. Alcee assured her that everything was going to be fine. It was then that they looked back on the past, and released the sexual tension that the storm had generated. That being the case, Alcee and Calixta consciously and voluntarily conceded to each other’s longings despite their marital status. In addition, Kate Chopin also uses imagery …show more content…
For instance, “The Story of an hour” which was influenced by her father’s death. It was to portray what she thought her mother was going to go through. On top of that, she had already lost her great-grandmother and her half-brother, George O’Flaherty. They died a month apart. Her early life was also affected by the deaths of her great grandfather, grandfather and father. There deaths seemed to prevent her from comprehending the typical women submissive to men relationship at an early age. Not only did she lose most family members, she also lost her husband and mother not long after the other. She then became depressed and sought medical attention. Under those circumstances, “Chopin 's doctor and family friend suggested that writing might be a source of therapeutic healing. She took his advice, and soon discovered her natural story-telling ability” (Maclean), it is given that the deaths made Chopin who she is and made her stronger. Chopin also didn’t stick to normality, “writing into a way to support herself and her six children” (Maclean), women during that time relied on men and Chopin did not, she was

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