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Vocabulary 7 Practice 1. He had suffered his ___________ by the hands of the vicious ruler of Valencia. 2. The chimpanzee was an _____________; sacrificing the elder of the tribe to show his dominance. 3. The class is __________ under the category of students. 4. It was Harold’s _________________ that caused Paulina to see that he could never be her soul-mate. 5. Each ___________ delivered the message of good tiding to the pharaoh. 6. His _________________ nature made him act greedily towards things he wanted. 7. Her ______________ attire caused the principal to dismiss Ms. Representation from the interview. 8. In order to make an argument, the _____________ must be true and must provide adequate support for the conclusion. 6. demise 1. opportunist 3. subsumed 8. presumptuousness 7. emissary 4. acquisitive 2. meretricious 5. premise 1. opportunist 2. meretricious 3. subsume 4. acquisitive 5. premise 6. demise 7. emissary 8. presumption 9. inquisition 10. meritorious
TASK Identify and analyze theme through the author’s use of details. (RL2 and RL3) conflictcharactersettingpoint of view symbol Theme:
Katherine O’Flaherty Born February 8, 1850 in St. Louis, Missouri Thomas O’Flaherty, her father, was of Irish descent Eliza Faris, her mother, was of French descent Raised by a single mother. (Mother widowed at 27)
Early Education Sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart at age 5, she left after only 2 months when her father died. Her great-grandmother taught her music, history, French, and the need to “live life clearly and fearlessly.” Two years later, Kate returned to school. Nun encouraged her to write as a emotional release Academy of the Sacred Heart Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Kate: The Woman Met Oscar Chopin at 19 and married him on June 9, 1870. Moved to New Orleans. After the failure of his business, he moved his family to Natchitoches Parish. Oscar died in 1883 after contracting swamp fever. He left Kate with 6 children. She began to write to support herself.
Novels and Short Stories "Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer; than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life."
Scandal After The Awakening was published in 1899, literary critics condemned her novel for the sexual promiscuity of the protagonist. After a decade of writing, Kate Chopin ends her literary career. Kate dies on August 20, 1904 of a cerebral hemorrhage after attending the St. Louis World’s Fair.
Literary Terms for Discussion Point of View Foreshadowing Climax Irony Similes Metaphors Symbolism How do the above help develop the THEME of the story?
“Desire’s Baby” What is the importance of setting and time period?
A Discussion of Themes Gender and Race Appearances Love
“Story of an Hour” Questions to think about: 1.What is irony, and how is it displayed in this story? 2.Why does Kate Chopin continually refer to Mrs. Mallard in the formal sense, not the personal sense as with the other characters? 3.What does Chopin/Mallard mean by “Free, free, free” 4.What is the imagery created by the following phrases? a.How do the following examples show the irony created by Chopin in this story? b.How do the following examples lead the reader in one direction and prepare the reader for the blunt, maybe tragic ending?
Example #1 “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.”
Example #2 “She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which someone was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves”
Example #3 “When she had abandoned herself, a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath; ‘Free, Free, Free!’ The vacant stare and the look of terror that had followed it went from her eyes. They stayed keen and bright. Her pulses beat fast, and the coursing blood warmed and relaxed every inch of her body”
Example #4 “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature.”
Example #5 She arose at length and opened the doors to her sister’s importunities. There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself like a goddess of Victory.”
Analysis of a paragraph in a lit analysis Kate Chopin crafts her story so that a reader can’t tell for sure how Mrs. Mallard feels. The story is full of conflicts that show Mrs. Mallard’s mixed feelings for her husband. On the one hand, she is a sad widow who goes “away to her room alone” and sinks into a chair feeling exhausted. Conversely, as she sits there, she looks out the window and sees treetops “all aquiver with the new spring life” (320). The “sparrows twittering in the eaves” and the blue sky are both happy images. The busy, lively view seems out of place in this room where a new widow is supposed to be mourning (320). Mrs. Mallard must be happy to some degree, or she wouldn’t be noticing the happy images. The contrasts help build suspense for the reader, who asks, does she or doesn’t she love this man ?