Self-assertive Female Characters in Kate Chopin’s Fiction

Show simple item record Boriçi, Florinda 2017-03-04T09:55:43Z 2017-03-04T09:55:43Z 2016
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9951-494-62-5
dc.description.abstract The late nineteenth century American novelist and short story writer, Kate Chopin is well-known for her compelling portraiture of women in her fiction. Quite often, editors would turn down many of her short stories because her female characters were considered too emancipated and passionate for her time. They were often, daring women who lived out their strong impulses and tried to challenge the conventions of the nineteenth century. They were self-assertive and courageous women who wanted to decide over their own lives. Kate Chopin herself was a daring and self-assertive writer. She wrote about some taboo topics in the nineteenth century, such as female sexuality, childbirth and pregnancy. Chopin is considered the first woman writer in America to accept passion as a legitimate subject for serious fiction. Kate Chopin saw and understood all aspects of the female psyche and her particular interest was woman’s awakening to her true nature, whether traditional, emancipated or a mixture of the two. Of particular interest for this paper are a number of these self-assertive female characters in Kate Chopin’s fiction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Kolegji AAB en_US
dc.subject self-assertive en_US
dc.subject female sexuality en_US
dc.subject passion en_US
dc.subject daring en_US
dc.title Self-assertive Female Characters in Kate Chopin’s Fiction en_US
dc.type Article en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


My Account