Kate Chopinís Symbolic Use of Nature
Kate Chopin uses nature and symbolism throughout her three short stories. Her vivid use of nature and its elements allow the reader to get a realistic view of the characters and their setting. By using nature to represent the feelings of her characters, Chopin allows the reader to evoke emotions they might have felt during similar times or situations. A simple example of symbolism would be the use
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finally gets what he desires and leaves before anyone can find out.
Overall Chopinís use of nature to symbolize her charactersí emotions give her three stories an interesting appeal. Her stories draw in the reader by using situations that are common, but when reread a deeper meaning can be found. Her descriptions of nature paint a vivid picture and allow the reader to explore the many themes that make up human behavior and emotion.