“A Pair of Silk Stockings” was written by Kate Chopin in April of and later published in Known for including in her stories local color from the. Kate Chopin’s Short Stories Summary and Analysis of “A Pair of Silk After choosing a black pair of stockings, Mrs. Sommers buys them and. Our story today is called “A Pair of Silk Stockings.” It was written by Kate Chopin. Here is Barbara Klein with the story. (MUSIC). STORYTELLER.

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It was all very agreeable. She looked up at the shop girl. There were other places where money might be spent. The play was over, the music stopped, the crowd flowed outside. It was hard hy him to fully understand what he saw in her expression.

She did not wish to act quickly and do anything she might regret. This story was adapted and produced by Dana Demange.

She smiled as if she had been asked to inspect diamond jewelry with the aim of purchasing it. Sommers who prefers spending a windfall on stockints, rather than on her children.


Between getting the children fed and the house cleaned, and preparing herself to go shopping, she had forgotten to eat at all! A waiter came at once to take her order.

A Pair of Silk Stockings

She felt like lying back in the soft chair and enjoying the richness of it. When she entered, her appearance created no surprise or concern, as she had half feared it might. She thought about her day. It is also interesting that there is no mention of a Mr Sommers in the story. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.

It was like a dream ended. What a very small box it was!

“A Pair of Silk Stockings,” Kate Chopin | Library of America

Then she put her shoes back on and put her old stockings into her bag. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A pleasing piece of music could be heard, and a gentle wind was blowing through the window. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail.

But she went on feeling the soft, costly stockngs. Allen Stein argues that serpentine silk stockings represent the empty consumerism that Mrs.


She even talked a little with the women. She had noted the white table cloths, shining glasses and waiters serving wealthy people. It seemed to her a very large amount of money. She smoothed it down over the wrist and buttoned it neatly. Both women lost themselves for a second or two as they quietly praised the little gloved hand. She tried on a pair xhopin new boots. Sommers as “little”, Chopin refers to more than her physical stature.

She had let herself be controlled by some machine-like force that directed her actions and freed her of responsibility. Here is Barbara Klein with the story.

The idea of her little family looking fresh and new for once in their lives made her restless with excitement. Sommers’ brief moment of happiness, Ewell suggests, must end as it does for many of Chopin’s characters. The Joy That Kills. The price of it all made no difference. She wore no gloves.