Mike Reidy Professor CruzEnglish Short Story 12 December 2016 Kate Chopin's stories “Desiree's Baby” and “Beyond the Bayou” Analysis Introduction Kate Chopin is an artist who has written different short stories. Among her stories are “Desiree's Baby” and “Beyond the Bayou” and many more. Different stories have different themes depending on the message communicated by the author. Moreover her stories differ based on the target audience. This essay seeks to analyze some of Kate Chopin’s short stories. The paper analyzes two stories “Desiree's Baby” and “Beyond the Bayou”. The review of the two stories aims at identifying the particular themes usage of symbolism the setting of the stories their realism minimalism as well as the point of view of the author. The analysis is conducted with reference to the specific stories as narrated by Kate Chopin. Life is enjoyable and people love it but persons have diverse experience which Folle was living alone but was visited by Cheri whom she loved very much. She talks about crossing bayou and La Folle’s fear which show the reality of her experience during childhood. Kate’s point of view in the story is that love is powerful in that through La Folle’s love to Cheri she manages to acquire her mental independence. There is also the use of auditory imagery where Chopin talks about the heart bear triggered by the loud cries and unheeded voice. “---------where he could feel her heart beat like a muffled hammer.” (p.4). Therefore the two stories by Kate Chopin are about the life lived by different people in the American history. The author uses different literary aspects to allow the reader understand her message fully. These aspects also make the stories interesting and easy to read. Work Cited Kate Chopin. Beyond the Bayou; http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/BeyoBayo863.shtmlKate Chopin. Desiree's Baby; http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/DesiBaby.shtml [...]
Research Essay: You are to research some aspect of Kate Chopin's stories "Desiree's Baby" and "Beyond the Bayou" (symbolism, setting, theme, etc.) in order to get a deeper, more complete understanding of the authors writing as a whole. You may choose concepts such as (minimalism, realism, etc.), or discuss larger, more encompassing elements (theme, symbolism, point of view, etc.). Double space after every sentence. Four references at least. MLA format.