Athénaïse. I. Athénaïse went away in the morning to make a visit to her parents, ten miles back on rigolet de Bon Dieu. She did not return in the evening, and. Book cover to The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin, by Kate Chopin and Athénaïse has married Cazeau though she was not in. “’Athenaise’ () is Kate Chopin’s richest short story, a nineteenth-century classic. It shares with ‘A It is a tour de force of some of Chopin’s major motifs and.

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Her father had lashed her with the question a dozen times. But she had no weapon with which to combat subtlety. A Critical Biography Baton Rouge: Rachel rated it really liked it Jul 31, Pousette came flopping up with the ice-water, and with a hundred excuses: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. One afternoon he took her arhenaise to the lake end. Madame Miche was sitting on the porch outside the house. They had met in the open road on horseback, just as Cazeau ascended the river bank before his house.

But in all honestly I wish this was expanded more and with more details.

Short Story: ‘Athenaise’ by Kate Chopin

The turn of affairs was delighting him. This was said with unusual asperity. Overtaking his wife, he rode the remainder of the way at her side in silence.


She wanted to talk to some one, to tell some person; and she stopped at the corner and told the oyster-woman, who was Irish, and who God-blessed her, and wished prosperity to the katf of Cazeaus for generations to come. Katie rated it liked it Apr 15, A rebellious young woman learns about love. The country night was dark and warm and still, save for the distant notes kae an accordion which some one was playing in a cabin away off.

Kate Chopin: “Athénaïse”

So much secrecy and mystery, to go sojourning out on the Bon Dieu? Vhopin belated wagon was driving in at the gate, and the impatient driver was swearing hoarsely at his jaded oxen.

Cazeau stood up and walked outside. Cazeau stood up and went inside the house to his wife’s room. She slipped the riding-skirt, which was of black alpaca, over her head, and with impatient fingers hooked it at the waist over her pink linen-lawn.

Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening – Athénaïse

He commiserated her loneliness, and scanned his bookshelves next morning for something to lend her to read, rejecting everything that offered itself to his view. When Cazeau awoke, one morning at his usual very early hour, it was to find the place at his side vacant. Some one must have told him.

They both respected Cazeau and talked highly of him. Laura rated it really liked it Nov 24, There was much mystification in his answers, and a plain desire to mislead in his assurances of ignorance and innocence.


If she had had a reason! Later when her dad comes home, she asks him if the world is going to end and explains why she is concerned. It was rediscovered in the s and has since katw a standard of American literature, appreciated for its sophistication and artistry. By Lance Eaton – November 13, The story ends with the two embraced at night, hearing a baby’s cry.

But he was surprised at his wthenaise desire to be serving her.

Athenaise by Kate Chopin

Then, she stood up, ready kqte take action. She stayed a long, long time quite still, quite stunned, after her interview with Athdnaise, except for the short, uneven breathing that ruffled her bosom. But with Cazeau there was no doubt or speculation when he accosted the young fellow. By Lance Eaton – March 05, The second-story hall also led by a long window out on the balcony.

But he also suspected that she loved her husband, although she did not know it.

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