Her Letters by Kate Chopin

In Her Letters by Kate Chopin we have the theme of letting go, loyalty, conflict, torment, jealousy and trust. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Chopin may be exploring the theme of letting go. The female protagonist in the story is unable to destroy the letters she sent and […]

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The Unexpected by Kate Chopin

In The Unexpected by Kate Chopin we have the theme of freedom, control, independence, honesty, escape, love, change and responsibility. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Chopin may be exploring the theme of love. At the start of the story Randall and Dorothea are very much in love. Though […]

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The Recovery by Kate Chopin

In The Recovery by Kate Chopin we have the theme of beauty, disillusion, insecurity, change, happiness and acceptance. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Chopin may be exploring the theme of beauty. Though Jane has recovered from the loss of her sight there is a sense that she is […]

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The Blind Man by Kate Chopin

In The Blind Man by Kate Chopin we have the theme of conflict, struggle, independence, change and connection. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Chopin may be exploring the theme of conflict. The blind man is not only hindered by the fact that he is blind but his journey […]

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Regret by Kate Chopin

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In Regret by Kate Chopin we have the theme of loss, loneliness, detachment, commitment, love, independence and responsibility. Taken from her A Night in Acadie collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chopin may be exploring the theme of loss or at least the sense […]

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A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

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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. Set in the 1890s the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Chopin may be exploring the theme of responsibility and identity. By […]

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The Storm by Kate Chopin

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In The Storm by Kate Chopin we have the theme of liberation, freedom, passion and sexuality. Set in the late nineteenth century the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises how important the setting of the story is. In many ways the storm mirrors the passionate encounter between […]

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The Kiss by Kate Chopin

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In The Kiss by Kate Chopin we have the theme of passion, money, choices, reliance, independence and acceptance. Taken from her The Kiss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises how significant the opening line of the story is. Chopin tells the reader ‘It was […]

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A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin

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In A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin we have the theme of perception, appearance, identity, desire and freedom. Taken from her A Night in Acadie collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Chopin is exploring the theme of perception. Prior to meeting Gouvernail, […]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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In The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin we have the theme of freedom, independence, marriage and identity. Set in the 1890s the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after first reading the story the reader realises that Chopin is using a lot of symbolism. Though Mrs Mallard has a heart condition (weak […]

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Désirée’s Baby by Kate Chopin

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In Désirée’s Baby by Kate Chopin we have the theme of identity, racism, gender and shame. Taken from her Bayou Folk collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after first reading the story the reader realises how important the title of the story is. By associating the baby solely with Désirée and not […]

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