Day 5

The Awakening Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think "The Storm" may not have been published during Kate Chopin's lifetime? (It was first published in The Complete Works of Kate Chopin in 1969)

    Students may not know a lot about the specifics of women's magazines or how publishing and content censorship worked during Chopin's time, but they could infer some of this from the research they've been doing in the "Kate Chopin's Life and Times" classroom activity. At the time when Kate Chopin wrote this story, the content would've been considered far too risqué for any respectable American magazine to publish. Even more progressive and open-minded magazines, such as Vogue, where Chopin published many stories,...

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