He pictured Cazeau as unbearable, and did not like to think of him. He compromised on a magazine. She wore large golden hoop-earrings, and her hair was combed plainly, with every appearance of effort to smooth out the kinks. She had not yet grown lonesome or homesick; the newness of her surroundings made them sufficiently entertaining. Girls were just expected to get married. There was much mystification in his answers, and a plain desire to mislead in his assurances of ignorance and innocence.

He felt her absence, though, like a dull, insistent pain. Felicite’s opinion of his wife’s behavior after two months of marriage did not matter to him. When Cazeau awoke, one morning at his usual very early hour, it was to find the place at his side vacant. He was a very small boy that day, seated before his father on horseback. After a month’s time, she must make a decision. He could not comprehend why she had seemed to prefer him above others; why she had attracted him with eyes, with voice, with a hundred womanly ways, and finally distracted him with love which she seemed, in her timid, maidenly fashion, to return. From to , she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century, and Harper’s Youth’s Companion.

He arose abruptly, and approaching the room which he had seen his wife enter, thrust open the door after a hasty preliminary knock.

For the time he was everything to her that she would have him; he replaced home and friends. By Lance Eaton – October 16, Cazeau walked around to the front of the house, which was square, squat and one-story. He meets with Monteclin her brother who has disliked him since he refused to lend him money.

The house was far too big for their use. Poor Cazeau, good lord haha.

Short Story: ‘Athenaise’ by Kate Chopin

He was indignant at Pousette’s negligence and called severely to her over the banisters. Less than a decade later Oscar’s cotton business fell on hard times and they moved to his family’s plantation in the Natchitoches Parish of northwestern Louisiana. A dance at the Miche home and a plate of Madame Miche’s gumbo were pleasures not to be missed.


At two in the morning, the narrator’s own bed an army cot tipped over, which he all but slept through. She had not yet grown lonesome or homesick; the newness of her surroundings made them sufficiently entertaining.

Monteclin had asked Athenaise to explain herself. A rebellious young woman learns about love. Cazeau had never spoken angrily to her or called her names or failed to give her everything she wanted. You might also want to keep up to date with my blog by signing up for them via email.

Story of the Week: Athénaïse

The whole impression was for some reason hideous, and to dispel it Cazeau spurred his horse to a swift gallop. Gouvernail’s restraint response to her is grounded summayr respecting her and giving her room to make her choices.

He felt that he knew her well enough to join her out on the balcony, one night, when he found her sitting athenaaise alone. They went again to the lake end, and stayed for hours on the water; returning so late that the streets through which they passed were silent and deserted.

Cazeau is now on horseback bringing back his wife who had run away from the plantation, and he sees a parallel between the situation of the slave and that of his wife. Moreover, he promised to carry it in his hand, and thus avoid any possible risk of forgetting it in his pocket. It was still outside, with no sound except the distant notes of the accordion. He been stay t’ree ear’ in dat room; but all fix’ up fine wid his own furn’ture an’ books, ‘tel you can’t see!


Atenaise said nothing further, but stood waiting in the doorway.

The Awakening, and Selected Stories – Athénaïse Summary & Analysis

Cazeau stood up and went inside the house to his wife’s room. But it was not difficult to persuade her to dine instead in the quiet little restaurant that he knew and liked, sujmary its sanded floor, its secluded atmosphere, its delicious menu, and its obsequious waiter wanting to know what he might have the honor of serving to “monsieur et madame.

Northwestern State UP, She accepted the plan; not with the immediate determination to arhenaise upon it, rather with the intention to sleep and to dream upon it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening – Athénaïse

And then the comforting, comfortable sense of not being married! It had entertained her passably, she admitted, upon returning it. I liked her, even though she was a bit “crazy” I needed Google to understand the ending.

He dismounted, and, leading his horse by the bridle, started to walk beside her, after he had kissed her affectionately and asked her atheniase she was crying about. She felt a athenaiss of hopelessness about continuing to rebel against the idea of marriage.

The man, Bill Magnuson, says he saw him a brief while ago and that he would be happy to drive him around to find the man. Notwithstanding all, his manner toward her was tactful, and evinced intelligence and a deep knowledge of her character, surprising upon so brief an acquaintance. One night, he finds her crying about her situation and life and he consoles her.