Book cover to The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin, by Kate Chopin and Athénaïse has married Cazeau though she was not in. Athénaïse. I. Athénaïse went away in the morning to make a visit to her parents, ten miles back on rigolet de Bon Dieu. She did not return in the evening, and. Kate Chopin (born Katherine O’Flaherty) () was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly of a Louisiana Creole background. She is now.

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By Lance Eaton – November 13, He meets with Monteclin her brother who has disliked him since he refused to lend him money. He enters her room and demands her return to the house. Monteclin won’t say a word about where she has ahhenaise and her family doesn’t know. Cazeau continues to look but can’t find her. She must keep a low-profile and the house mistress, Sylvie, takes care of her.

However, during her stay, she meets a man in a neighboring room, Gouvernail who befriends her and the two spend long hours together, talks and sharing intimate thoughts.

One night, he finds her crying about her situation and life and he consoles her.

Short Story: ‘Athenaise’ by Kate Chopin

He cares for her gently and respectfully and she kisses him athenause the neck. Gouvernail’s restraint response to her is grounded in respecting her and giving her room to make her choices. She sends a message along to her husband and makes plans to return.


Before leaving, she meets Gouvernail atenaise thanks him for his kindness. He stoically accepts her passing. She soon arrives home and willingly enters her husband’s embrace. The story ends with the two embraced at night, hearing a baby’s cry.

The story moved surprisingly fast but was not particularly interesting. I’m on middle ground with this one.

Story of the Week: Athénaïse

In some ways, it feels like a precursor to The Awakening in terms of its potential depth and power. Short Story out of Solomon; Signet Classics, Kats you enjoy this read? Let me know your thoughts down below or feel free to browse kste and check out some of my other posts!

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Short Story: ‘Athenaise’ by Kate Chopin

By Lance Eaton – August 28, The Night the Bed FellAuthor: James ThurberSummary The narrate relates an incident of his youth when a bed fell on his father. The father occasionally slept in the attic where he would think and eventually sleep on an old wooden bed. He shares a room with the narrator who promises the cousin that he will keep an ear open for breathing.

One of his aunts fears the day when someone will chloroform her bedroom to get her belongs. By midnight of the particular night, everyone was in wthenaise.

Kate Chopin: “Athénaïse”

At two in the morning, the narrator’s own bed an army cot tipped over, which he all but slept through. The noise awoke his mother who thought that the katee headboard on the bed in the attic had fallen on the father.

His cousin awoke during the shouting from the mother believing that he was not breathing and he poured a glass of camphor over ….