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Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin was an incredibly talented writer of the late 1800's. Kate wrote about real feelings and real issues. Few of the topics thatshe wrote about were spoken of. Kate Chopin became one of the

best known and most controversial writers of the 19th century. She stood up for women, their rights and other real issues, no matter what the cost was to her reputation.

Kate Chopin was born, Katherine O'Flaherty, on February 8,1851, in St. Louis Missouri. She was raised by women for most of her childhood. Kate grew up, married, had kids and was widowed by her husband who died of malaria. It wasn't until the death of her husband that she moved back to her birth place (St. Louis), and began to write. By the time she had started to write, Kate had already experienced many maturing life situations.

Kate Chopin wrote about real life and real life situations. Kate foreshadowed future events in her writings. Kate wrote "The Awakening", in which she expresses her interest in passion, sexuality

and marriage. "It also shows her concern for the plight of women in Victorian-era America". (May and Trosky 105) She also had an interest in passion and infidelity. Kate expressed her opinion of liberty

and freedom for women. Kate Chopin had the "guts" to write about a woman's emotional and sexual needs. She also wrote about independence in a woman and she encouraged women not to become a useless wife. Also, "With the quest for physical, emotional, and spiritual...
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