Kate Chopin | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Martin Simpson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Kate Chopin.
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Critical Essay by Martin Simpson

SOURCE: Simpson, Martin. “Chopin's ‘A Shameful Affair.’” Explicator, 45, no. 1 (fall 1986): 59-60.

In the following essay, Simpson discusses images of nature and society in “A Shameful Affair.”

Mildred Orme, in Kate Chopin's “A Shameful Affair,” is a socially conventional and sexually repressed young woman who has come to the Kraummer farm to escape the sexual demands that were made on her in civilized, urban society. Chopin uses fertile nature imagery to show Mildred being drawn out of the realm of sheltered social convention and into a natural world that is rich with sensuous physical surroundings. Here Mildred is forced to recognize and struggle with her sexuality.

Mildred is obviously a young woman who has continually repressed the sexual side of her nature. She is attracted to...

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