Day 3

Kate Chopin's Short Stories Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    With which of the three characters in "The Kiss" do you identify the most? Why?

    Students who identify with Brantain may point to his lovesickness, his refusal to understand that Nathalie is deceiving him, or his singleminded devotion. Those who identify with Nathalie might discuss her shrewdness in making excuses, her strategic interactions with both men, and her desire to "have it all." Those who identify with Harvy might discuss the fact that he knows when to cut and run even in the face of feeling deep love for someone.

  2. 2

    What do you think Mrs. Sommers' childhood was like?

    The story implies that she grew up with a great deal more money...

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