Theme Of Suppression In A Pair Of Silk Stockings

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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
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The expensive shops, restaurants, and theaters along the busy streets of a city represents wealth, freedom, and a high social status, in which Mrs. Sommers desires. By traveling throughout the city and shopping, Mrs. Sommers is free from the restrictions from her home and children. As a result of the setting of the story being in the city, Mrs. Sommers has the freedom to shop at all of the stores. The result of the presence of the stores, Mrs. Sommers is tempted to free herself from her children 's needs and buy herself luxurious items, such as the silk stockings. The restaurant setting also plays a key role in regards to the theme. In the restaurant Sommers ' freedom is represented as, "a gentle breeze, [blows] through the window" (A Pair of Silk Stockings). At the height of her freedom the free flowing wind adds to Sommers ' sense of freedom. Chopin 's genius use of setting clearly helps convey a sense of freedom. The shops with the luxurious stockings and gloves give rise to Sommers ' freedom, while the wind blowing through the restaurant defines her …show more content…
Chopin uses multiple In conclusion, the theme of freedom from suppression in Kate Chopin 's "A Pair of Silk Stockings" is conveyed by her use of style, setting, plot, and characters. Chopin uses her writing style in various ways to demonstrate the theme of freedom from suppression. The setting in the story conveys a sense of freedom. Chopin 's plot development demonstrates the desire of freedom from suppression. Finally, through her traits, actions, and relationships the main character, Mrs. Sommers, shows the freedom from suppression Questions
Characters
a) Louise Mallard is the main character in "The Story of an Hour". Mrs. Mallard is married to an oppressive husband who works on the railroad. Mrs. Mallard has a sister, Josephine, with no other family. She is troubled with heart issues and is stricken with grief after her husband 's death. Mrs. Mallard is oppressed by her husband and after his death she has no clue how to live a free life. At the end of the story, Mrs. Mallard dies when she discovers that her husband is

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