A Respectable Woman
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A Respectable Woman

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The short story which takes place on Gaston Baroda's sugar plantation in Louisiana, apparently in the 1880s or early 1890s.
7 pages
Published (first published February 14th 1894)
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Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
To be or not to be.. The moment of indecision between two opposites.. The woman in this story is a respectable one in the beginning. As the story proceeds,she becomes attracted towards her husband's friend who was on a short visit at their place. She tried to fight off the temptation thinking that she is a respectable woman and shouldn't yield. But in the end,she herself asks her husband to invite the friend to their place. She tells her husband that she has overcome everything.
This story gives...more
In spite of her being a forerunner of feminist authors, with this story she was about to make me anti-feminist. I can understand her being sarcastic with making me feel like that, though. We generally want to find someone to blame on in these kind of stories and I decided to blame the society.
Let's see whom you will blame..
Enjoy it, if you want to read!
(It is veeery short.)
Chopin's story of a respectable woman in the 19th century. It is a glimpse into the female psyche.
Do it! Read the book, because who knows what new world one might fall into? What interesting characters with interesting lives you might meet and fall in love with? You won't know if you like it unless you give it a try. You won't know if you love them unless you crack open the cover and say "Chapter One...." What's the worst that could happen? The universe could implode.... but that's very unlikel...more
This short story by Kate Chopin, for me, did not live up to the standards of her other stories that I have read. It seemed too simplistic, and didn't evoke the feeling that her other stories did. This story can often be found online, or in collections of Kate Chopin stories such as The Awakening and Selected Stories
Avisek Bandyopadhyay
Characters dont really hit you but the subject ever so ordinary...Everyone is infested !!!!!!!!
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Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans after marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870. Less than a decade later Oscar's cotton business fell on hard times and they moved to his family's plantation in the Natchitoches Parish of northwestern Louisiana. Oscar died in 1882 and Kate was suddenl...more
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