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The New Woman and Kate Chopin

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Lisette Gibson

on 12 April 2018

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Logo
Kate Chopin
Grand Isle
Si Tu Savais
Frederic Chopin, Tristesse
Étude Op. 10 No. 3, in E major, is a study for piano composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1832. Performed by the Maastricht Salon Orchestra.
Zampa, by Herold, "four hands adaptation"
At time of social change
The New Woman and Kate Chopin
Listening In
The New WOman
The New Woman

Women's lives at the end of the nineteenth century were changing dramatically on various fronts, most visibly so for daughters middle and upper classes. Female education was expanding. From 1890 to 1920, women comprised 55% all high school students and 60% all high school graduates. By 1900, all but three state universities admitted women on same terms as men (Virginia, Georgia and Louisiana).

Cult of True Womanhood
Cult of True Womanhood
(The Angel in the Home)
piety
purity
domesticity
submissiveness
"Man must be pleased; but him to please
Is woman's pleasure" Coventry Patmore. 1854
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1850 as Katherine Flaherty
Married Oscar Chopin, did not write until after his death.
Chopin was a prolific short story writer, modeling her work on French realist Maupassant.
Today she is best known for her novella,
The Awakening
, published in 1899.
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