Ma'ame Pelagie

Ma ame Pelagie When the war began there stood on Cote Joyeuse an imposing mansion of red brick shaped like the Pantheon A grove of majestic live oaks surrounded it Thirty years later only the thick walls were sta

  • Title: Ma'ame Pelagie
  • Author: Kate Chopin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 194
  • Format: ebook
  • When the war began, there stood on Cote Joyeuse an imposing mansion of red brick, shaped like the Pantheon A grove of majestic live oaks surrounded it.Thirty years later, only the thick walls were standing, with the dull red brick showing here and there through a matted growth of clinging vines The huge round pillars were intact so to some extent was the stone flagging oWhen the war began, there stood on Cote Joyeuse an imposing mansion of red brick, shaped like the Pantheon A grove of majestic live oaks surrounded it.Thirty years later, only the thick walls were standing, with the dull red brick showing here and there through a matted growth of clinging vines The huge round pillars were intact so to some extent was the stone flagging of hall and portico There had been no home so stately along the whole stretch of Cote Joyeuse Every one knew that, as they knew it had cost Philippe Valmet sixty thousand dollars to build, away back in 1840 No one was in danger of forgetting that fact, so long as his daughter Pelagie survived She was a queenly, white haired woman of fifty Ma ame Pelagie, they called her, though she was unmarried, as was her sister Pauline, a child in Ma ame Pelagie s eyes a child of thirty five.

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    1. This makes for an interesting short story, about one woman clinging to the past, while two others want to live in the present.Not being knowledgeable about American history, some of the events left me muddled; however, it made more sense afterwards when I read other people's reviews.

    2. So far, her short stories are far better and attention capturing than "The Awakening". It seems a shame she couldn't encapture the same attention in her longer works.

    3. This short story is a tribute to the difficulties faced by those who once experienced the comforts of the Southern Eden, and then are forced into a new reality. I greatly enjoyed this short work, because I have never before read anything that addressed this viewpoint in such a way. The former lifestyle was not criticized, though there were many faults with it, but rather was given attention as a life lost that is hard to reckon with. She was young and in love, and lost everything dear to her. Ma [...]

    4. This was a super quick short story. I guess I loved it so much because having lived in Louisiana for a few years and having grown up in the South, I KNOW how people are attached to their homes and land and visions of the past. This story was a touching one because of the love and sacrifice the older sister, Ma'ame Pelagie was willing to make for her younger sister. She abandoned her own visions and dreams to make her sister and niece happy and in doing so, made so many other people happy as well [...]

    5. Kate Chopin was a wonderful writer. Even in her short stories, such as this one, her poetic choice of words puts you right into the story. Ma'ame Pelagie is a short story about family, love, and sacrifice. This story can often be found online, or in collections of Kate Chopin stories such as The Awakening and Selected Stories

    6. Strange is the case of man,who dwells in the reminiscence of past rather than breathe the glory of the present. This is a beautiful story of a woman who lost her wealth but continue to live in the memories of those days. Yet under certain circumstances she decide to leave those memories. And what happens.?! When she becomes rich again she is not able to accept it and continue to live in those days of misery. A wonderful story.

    7. It was so sad, watching Ma'ame give up herself for the good of someone else. If she had done it sooner, it would've helped her too, I'm sure.Bittersweet, but a good read about an important topic. (And a great way to sneakily up your book count)

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