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Title: Kate Chopin


1
Kate Chopin
  • 1850-1904

2
A writer ahead of her time
  • Portrayed the passions and discontents of women
  • Widely condemned
  • Katherine OFlaherty

3
St. Louis, Missouri
  • February 8, 1850
  • Irish father
  • French mother
  • Surrounded by strong, independent women who
    helped shape her as a writer

4
Marriage Oscar Chopin
  • June 9, 1870 She was 20 years old.
  • Moved to New Orleans
  • Business failed in 1879
  • Moved to his familys plantations in Natchitoches
    Parish
  • Oscar died 1882 swamp fever
  • 6 children

5
Life after Oscar
  • Returned to St. Louis
  • Mother died
  • Emotionally burnt out
  • Doctor suggested that Kate write to express her
    grief
  • Supported her family with income from real estate
    she owned in Louisiana and St. Louis

6
Writing
  • Nationally acclaimed local color writer
  • Criticized for questioning the role of women in
    society
  • Critical disapproval of her novel, The Awakening
  • Editor suspended the publication of her third
    collection of stories published in 1991 (87
    years after her death)
  • Most famous short story Desirees Baby

7
Death
  • August 20, 1904 cerebral hemorrhage
  • Died August 22nd
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