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. Book cover to The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin, by Kate Chopin and Athénaïse has married Cazeau though she was not in. “’Athenaise’ () is Kate Chopin’s richest short story, a nineteenth-century classic. It shares with ‘A It is a tour de force of some of Chopin’s major motifs and.

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His main offense seemed to be that he loved her.

She watched Gouvernail walk down the street, and could find no fault with his bearing. The whole impression was for some kae hideous, and to dispel it Cazeau spurred his horse to a swift gallop. Feb 25, Skjam!

He could not think of loving any other woman, and could not imagine Athenaise ever caring for him. Monteclin won’t katte a word about where she has gone and her family doesn’t know.

Gouvernail’s appearance was, in truth, in no sense striking. She walked along the street as if she had fallen heir to some magnificent inheritance.

It now seemed to Athenaise that her brother was the only friend left to her in the world.

These unpleasant reflections kept Cazeau awake far into the night, notwithstanding the craving of his whole body for rest and sleep. By Lance Eaton – March 05, What Monteclin said was true. Girls were just expected to get married. His hair was light brown, brushed carefully and parted in the middle. He found her crying one night, not openly or violently. She soon arrives home and willingly enters her husband’s embrace. Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling novel, The Awakening.


She had little heart to eat, only playing with the food before her, and she felt a pang of resentment at her husband’s healthy appetite.

He felt her absence, though, like a dull, insistent pain.

Short Story: ‘Athenaise’ by Kate Chopin

Cazeau shrugged his shoulders for answer, after he had drained his glass and pushed aside his plate. There was much mystification in his answers, and a plain desire to mislead in his assurances of ignorance and innocence.

They had met in the open road on horseback, just as Cazeau ascended the river bank before his house. But she was clearly chopi as Cazeau arrived.

Even then they did not speak at first. Todd rated it liked it Sep 27, The country night was warm and still except for a baby crying in the distance.

Athenaise had cgopin herself in her room. Cazeau stood up and went inside the house to his wife’s room. Now that this man was his sister’s husband, he disliked him even more.

Athénaïse, Kate Chopin, characters, setting

Athenaise is regretting her marriage to Cazeau, despite the fact that he has given her no cause to be regretful. This story was adapted and produced by Dana Demange. Her husband lifted her out of the buggy, and neither said a word until they stood together within the shelter of the gallery.


The marriage had been a blunder; he had only to look into her late to feel that, to discover her growing aversion. He left her in Cazeau’s keeping. Her parents had turned from her and her friends laughed at her. It was good, he felt, to have her back on any terms; and he had no fault to find since she came of her own choice. She held a stamped but unaddressed letter in her hand. It was really all one to her that her mistress returned them to her keeping, and refused to take further account of the menage.

Kate Chopin: “Athénaïse”

She found it diverting to sit there on the front balcony watching people pass by, even though there was no one to talk to. She gathered her hat and gloves. By Lance Eaton – November 13, He knew her quite well after athenaisee hour’s talk. He was sitting before his own door, smoking. Her present intention was to live on indefinitely in this big, cool, clean back room on Dauphine street.