Freedom From Suppression With A Pair Of Silk Stockings By Kate Chopin

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Escaping Suppression with "A Pair of Silk Stockings Kate Chopin wrote numerous short stories in her life, through her writing "she undertook to give the unsparing truth about woman’s submerged life" (Kate Chopin Biography). During her childhood, she was educated in two different catholic schools in St. Louis. In 1896, Chopin wrote "A Pair of Silk Stockings". With her stories, Chopin addresses women 's rights in distinct and various ways. In Kate Chopin’s short story, “A Pair of Silk Stockings”, the theme of freedom from suppression is evident through the plot, characters, setting and style of the short story.
Plot
The plot significantly demonstrates the theme of freedom from suppression through its development. Chopin 's story tells of a woman who "found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars" (A Pair of Silk Stockings). The woman, Mrs. Sommers, is a mother and wishes to use the extra money for her children. However, Mrs. Sommers is tempted to use the money on herself, freeing herself from the suppression a mother constantly faces in the time period.
Characters
The main character in "A Pair of Silk Stockings" demonstrates the theme of freedom from suppression by her actions, traits, and relationships. Mrs. Sommers, the main character in "A Pair of Silk Stockings," is a "little" woman with little money. She has a small, old, worn porte-monnaie that is stuffed with an unusually large sum of money. Chopin uses Mrs. Sommers ' lack of wealth as a form of…

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