He pictured Cazeau as unbearable, and did not like to think of him. It sounded like a compliment in his modulated, caressing voice. She was staying at a private hotel that Monteclin had chosen and paid to rent for a month. Athenaise had shut herself in her room. A woman named Sylvie owned the hotel and took good care of Athenaise.
Here is Barbara Klein with the story. Cazeau had never spoken angrily to her or called her names or failed to give her everything she wanted.
It was late when they reached home. The country night was warm and still except for a baby crying in the distance. It had entertained her passably, she admitted, upon returning it.
Athenaise had escaped to the big city of New Orleans. But you can count on me to stan' by you w'atever you do. Cazeau shook hands with Madame Miche who offered him a chair.
The boys would not let their sister leave. They both respected Cazeau and talked highly of him. What did he mean by withholding that letter. Harding, who knew her, asked politely after her health, she turned so rosy and looked so conscious, he thought it a great pity for so pretty a woman to be such a little goose.
Cazeau had never spoken angrily to her or called her names or failed to give her everything she wanted. He did not desire her presence ever again in his home unless she came of her free will, uninfluenced by family or friends; unless she could be the companion he had hoped for in marrying her, and in some measure return affection and respect for the love which he continued and would always continue to feel for her.
It had entertained her passably, she admitted, upon returning it. Her whole passionate nature was aroused as if by a miracle. It was difficult for her to understand why she had married.
Cazeaus horse was waiting, saddled. She had not found a job and was too homesick to stay any longer. No one could understand why she so hated her role as wife. They both esteemed Cazeau highly, and talked much of his qualities of head and heart, and thought much of his excellent standing with city merchants.
The marriage had been a mistake. He could not think of loving any other woman, and could not imagine Athenaise ever caring for him.
He had asked her if Cazeau abused her, or if he drank too much. The country night was warm and still except for a baby crying in the distance.
His thick black hair waved, and it gleamed like the breast of a crow.
On the third day, Cazeau prepared his horse and went himself in search of her. The sweep of his mustache, which was not so black, outlined the broad contour of the mouth.
ANALYSIS “Athenaise” () Kate Chopin () “’Athenaise’ () is Kate Chopin’s richest short story, a nineteenthcentury classic. It shares with ‘A - Respectable Woman” the central presence of thesophisticated journalist Gouvernail and with The Awakening its structure shaped by a pregnancy.
It is a tour de force of some. Kate Chopin And Athenaise In the story "Athenaise," Chopin portrayal of the character Cazeau is almost a direct reflection of the character Karol Karol from the film "White." Both men love their respective wives deeply, but they also realize that their wives do not feel.
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Unveiling Kate Chopin Jackson: UP of Mississippi, Cazeau said nothing further, but stood waiting in the doorway. Madame Miché had walked to the far end of the gallery, and pretended to be occupied with having a chicken driven from her parterre.
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 Cazeau. This short story by Kate Chopin features the characters Athenaise, who has been recently married to Cazeau, her brother, called Monteclin and another man called Gouvernail.Character analysis of cazeau in athenaise by kate chopin