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A Respectable Woman, A Summary and Analysis

Summary: Analyzes the short story "A Respectable Woman" by Kate Chopin. Provides a plot summary. Discusses the character of Mrs. Baroda and describes her struggle to live up to her expectations of being a respectable woman.
Mrs. Baroda tries so hard to live up to her expectations of being a respectable woman. Unfortunately, in the end of the story her words and actions leave us only to believe she was going to go against her beliefs. Does she let herself down? Can she stand up on her own and hold her ground? If there was another page to this short story, I strongly believe she'd be letting herself down.

In this story Gaston, Mrs. Baroda's husband, was expecting his college friend Gouvernail to spend a couple weeks on their plantation. Mrs. Baroda has never met Gouvernail, but from hearing all of their college stories she pictured him in her head and she did not like him. She pictured him tall, slim, cynical; with eyeglasses and his hands in his pockets. Although he was slim he was not cynical, tall neither did he wear eyeglasses...

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