Kate Chopin | Critical Essay by Pearl L. Brown

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Kate Chopin.
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Critical Essay by Pearl L. Brown

SOURCE: Brown, Pearl L. “Awakened Men in Kate Chopin's Creole Stories.” American Transcendental Quarterly 13, no. 1 (March 1999): 69-82.

In the following essay, Brown discusses Chopin's depiction of men who experience liberation from cultural restrictions in their relationships with women.

Much has been written about Kate Chopin's defiant women. Not only Edna Pontellier, the rebellious heroine in The Awakening, but also the independent-minded women in her Creole stories have received extensive commentary. However, very little has been written about Chopin's defiant men, some of whom have experiences that parallel those of the women. Just as a woman in an intimate moment with a man awakens to an inner self buried beneath a culturally sanctioned social one, so does a man in an intimate moment with a woman discover a subjective self buried beneath a public persona...

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