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A Pair of Silk Stockings

Summary: In the short story, A Pair of Silk Stockings, Kate Chopin introduces us to Mrs. Sommers, a thrifty and unselfish mother who knows the value of bargains. However, by the end of the story, having been subdued by the intensity of materialism due to the possession of an unexpected fortune, she is transformed into an egocentric woman who spends lavishly on extravagant objects.
In the short story, A Pair of Silk Stockings, Kate Chopin introduces us to Mrs. Sommers, a thrifty and unselfish mother who knows the value of bargains. However, by the end of the story, having been subdued by the intensity of materialism due to the possession of an unexpected fortune, she is transformed into an egocentric woman who spends lavishly on extravagant objects.

Before receving the sudden wealth, Mrs. Sommers lives a fairly poor life with her small children. Because of her financial condition, she is very frugal and values the importance of bargaining. Sometimes, she "could stand [in lines] for hours making her way inch by inch toward the desired object that was selling below the cost." Moreover, Mrs. Sommers is known for her unselfishness towards her children. She always put them on her priority list and she always wants them to receive the...

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