Alchemist Essay

1194 words - 5 pages

Christopher Saddler
Assignment 4
Writing and Humanities

Kate Chopin born in 1850 and passing in 1904 is a very talented writer that has wrote numerous short stories that have gained attention in classrooms and by readers for many years and many years to come. "Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer; than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life." These such quotes serves as a template for the witting style of the talented writer. Many people have stated they believe she foreshadowed future events in her writing, it is amazing that she had the knowledge and wisdom of the future in the 1880’s.
She started writing due to the deaths of the people she loved to ...view middle of the document...

In both of these stories the characters, Calixta, Bobinot who is the husband of Calixta, Bibi who is there four year old son, and Alcee Libarlliere and his two brothers Dider and Alphonso who also appear in several other stories written by Kate. This gives her stories a sense of consistency and a way for the reader to really get in touch with the characters that she had created within her writing. Another consistent aspect of her writing is that she portrayed her male and female characters in the same light, where there were a hand full of writers that choose to point out the two genders respectively. It is also evident that due to the things that made her start writing pours out into the stories that she writes. For example it’s proven in her stories that she writes about ill fated romances like in the stories The Storm and the Canadian Ball.
The first of the two part short stories the Canadian ball, is one of her early local color stories set in the Bayou of Louisiana. The story is powerful in its use of place, dialects and characters. The story "is more local color than realism," and its conclusion "more like poetic justice than realism". The Canadian Ball reflects the cultural values of the late 19th Century Acadian, Creole and Cajun society which limited women's expression of their sexual needs. The characters in the story, male as well as female, achieve true personal freedom. As said before she has a way to have readers be in touch with the male and female characters written about. The men, however, had rights denied to the women, and so the possibilities for freedom from convention existed for them. A sequel to the story, "The Storm," written four years later, fills in some of the gaps in "Canadian Ball”.
In the story The Storm which was written in 1898 on the 19th day of July, where the setting is late 19th century at Friedhemer’s store in the state of Louisiana is said to be the sequel to the Canadian ball. The way she ties the two stories together is wonderful and it makes you feel that you are actually a part of the story being told. When you read the poem The Storm Kate Chopin’s to main characters are Calixta and Alcee whom
had a flirtation several years before the story takes...

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