Kate Chopin 's Self Discovery Essay

1805 Words Nov 24th, 2015 8 Pages
Kate Chopin will be my author that I will be discussing in my paper. Chopin had a strong voice on her feelings towards self-discovery in her stories. Chopin lets her readers know about her views based on her female characters in her stories. Self-discovery is shown through some of the different female characters throughout many of her stories. I will be discussing a few of the stories and characters in my paper. The theme of self-discover simply just means finding how the characters feel and following their feelings instead of going with what society tells them to do. Chopin shows self-discovery in the following stories the awakening, Story of an Hour, the Storm and also a pair of Silk stockings. It is shown by certain female characters in those stories. Chopin emphasizes the theme of self-discovery with these particular stories. The female characters would do things that would make them happy even if it was necessary not what society accepted. The main female characters are Edna Pontellier, Ms.Mallard, Calixita, and Mrs.Sommers. All these women go through Self-discovery with either sexual desires or just wanting to feel free. My goal in this paper is to show how Chopin uses self-discovery in her stories with the main female characters.
In the story The Awakening, Chopin main character is Edna Pontellier is a married to her husband Leonce. They also have two sons together. Edna and her family went on vacation and stayed at a cottage. Leone was the type of distant husband;…

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