The story's main character is Mrs. Sommers, a wife and mother.
Apparently Chopin did not submit it to magazines because she understood that no editor at the time would publish a work as sexually explicit as this one. The emphasis is on the momentary joy of the amoral cosmic force.
There are further details in some of the questions and answers below. You can check our lists of books, articles, and dissertations about Chopin at other places on this site. After all, the two couples end where they began—happily married.
The plot is clear enough, but little else is. Many print the two stories together. Yes, the phrasing is way beyond what any respectable American magazine, even a comparatively advanced magazine like Vogue in which Kate Chopin published nineteen storieswould have printed at the time.
So readers at the time were uptight about explicit sex in short stories? By the standards of most twenty-first-century American or European magazine readers, yes. Many, if not most, magazines of the time were viewed by children as well as adults, so editors needed to keep in mind the tastes and preferences of the people who bought their publications and, perhaps, shared them with their families.
What can you infer from their past?
Her mother is Cuban. Everyone in the community thinks of her as Acadian with some Spanish blood. Mildred and Fred are wealthy, educated people who, because of late nineteenth-century norms, keep their sexual feelings towards others, especially others of their own social class, under very tight control.
An upper-class woman would not likely have a fling with a lower-class man. Until Mildred gets the letter from her friend after she and Fred kiss she does not realize that Fred is from her own class.
He likes being a working-class guy at times, and he avoids contact with Mildred. But when she seeks him out him at the river, he passionately kisses her. Articles by Joyce Dyer and Martin Simpson may be helpful for you.
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“The Storm” is Kate Chopin’s short story about a moment of passionate sex. It is the sequel to “At the ’Cadian Ball,” written six years earlier. For each subject, the transcript of what was said on each subject can be found by going to the history page here, and finding the relevant episode.
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Start studying "A Pair of Silk Stockings" Kate Chopin. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. "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 Louisiana area, Chopin is also celebrated for exploring themes that reflect the role of women in society.