Kate Chopin American Woman Extraordinaire PS - You say it “Show Pan”
Childhood <ul><li>Born Feb. 8, 1850 in St. Louis Missouri </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had 5 siblings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Religion <ul><li>Educated by nuns at a Catholic School </li></ul><ul><li>Very skeptical of religion </li></ul><ul><li>Why?...
Married Life <ul><li>Married Oscar Chopin when she was 20 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moved to New Orleans </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Making a living <ul><li>Chopin began to write to support her family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At Fault, Bayou Folk, A Night in...
The Awakening <ul><li>The Awakening  was published in 1899 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critics hated it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Death <ul><li>Chopin died in 1904 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cerebral hemorrhage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Died at the World’s...
Common Themes <ul><li>Women’s search for self </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s revolt against society </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s r...
Works Cited <ul><li>Chopin’s House - flickr - nationalregistry </li></ul><ul><li>Clip Art - Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. Kate Chopin American Woman Extraordinaire PS - You say it “Show Pan”
  2. 2. Childhood <ul><li>Born Feb. 8, 1850 in St. Louis Missouri </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had 5 siblings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She was the only one to live past age 25 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Father was killed in a train accident </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up surrounded by all women </li></ul>
  3. 3. Religion <ul><li>Educated by nuns at a Catholic School </li></ul><ul><li>Very skeptical of religion </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Her father died on All Saints Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Her brother died on the 1st day of Mardi Gras </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Married Life <ul><li>Married Oscar Chopin when she was 20 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moved to New Orleans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He owned a business but was terrible with money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He adored her </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 kids by the time she was 28 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He died of swamp fever when Chopin was 32 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Left severe debt </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Making a living <ul><li>Chopin began to write to support her family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At Fault, Bayou Folk, A Night in Acadie were all very popular and critically acclaimed (1890 - 1897) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They were about the people who lived in the Bayou in Louisiana </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regionalist! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Awakening <ul><li>The Awakening was published in 1899 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critics hated it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Called it “immoral,” “vulgar,” “unholy” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Were offended that Chopin did not condemn her character’s immorality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other stories after this were </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not well received </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Death <ul><li>Chopin died in 1904 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cerebral hemorrhage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Died at the World’s Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Awakening was forgotten until the 1970s. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Common Themes <ul><li>Women’s search for self </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s revolt against society </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s rights </li></ul><ul><li>Individuality </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>Chopin’s House - flickr - nationalregistry </li></ul><ul><li>Clip Art - Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><li>“ Kate Chopin’s Themes.” Katechopin.org. The Kate Chopin International Society. Web. 29 March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Older Kate Chopin Picture - malaspina.org </li></ul><ul><li>Wyatt, Neal. “Biography of Kate Chopin.” VCU.edu. 1995. Web 29 March 2010. </li></ul>

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