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"A Point at Issue!" is Kate Chopin's short story of Charles and Eleanor Faraday, a newly married couple living in America at the end of the nineteenth century. The personalities of two independent intellectuals tentatively find their way in a marriage on the cusp of the women's rights movement.

As the story begins, Eleanor reads the announcement of her marriage to Charles Faraday in the local newspaper. Eleanor is not the typical new bride and had eschewed many of the festivities and accoutrements of a wedding in which most young women revel. This stark notice, situated among vendor advertisements, is appalling to Eleanor. It seems as if her marriage is thrust upon the newspaper's readers, who could not possibly be interested in this bit of news. Eleanor has acquiesced to the announcement in the hopes that any future social obligations may be lessened.

Eleanor's new husband...

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