Regret Essay

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Name____________________Jenny Lee_______________ Section #:_25____"Regret" by Kate ChopinReader ResponseDirections: Please type your responses to the following questions and prompts. You may use this file as a template, if you like. Except for items 1 and 6, your responses can be informal (not necessarily complete sentences, more like notes). Note, this assignment is collectible :-)***Compose a complete sentence (that includes the title and author) that states the author's meaning or purpose.In "Regret," Kate Chopin conveys the message that when it is all too late, regret comes in the end by using Mamzelle Aurélie's regret.Briefly describe the protagonist/main character in the story (Mamzelle Aurélie).The main character is Mamzelle Aurelle who ...view middle of the document...

She wears "a man's hat", a "blue army overcoat", and even sometimes "top-boots".Mamzelle Aurélie's feminine qualities : unearth[ing] white aprons that she had not worn in years" and getting "down her sewing-basket, which she seldom used".Mamzelle Aurélie's maternal qualities: like a man, with sobs that seemed to tear her very soulDescribe each of the "chillun" in a word or two.: I think "chillum" means a childrenTranslate the following dialect into clear, "proper" English:"T ain' ispected sich as you would know airy thing 'bout 'em, Mamzelle Aurélie. I see dat plainly yistiddy w'en I spy dat li'le chile playin' wid yo' baskit o' keys. You don' know dat makes chillun grow up hard-headed, to play wid keys? Des like it make 'em teeth hard to look in a lookin'-glass. Them's the things you got to know in the raisin' an' manigement o' chillun."-I didn't expect you would know anything about them, Miss Aurelie. I knew that plainly yesterday when I saw that little child playing with your basket of keys. You don't know that makes children growing up hard-headed, to play with keys? It's like ot makes their teeth harf to look in a looking-glass(mirror). Those are things you have to know for the raising and management of childrenComment on the role of Ponto in the story.She is crying soulfully hard, and does not notice Ponto licking her hand.Write at least three discussable questions (about character, motivation, figurative language, author's meaning/purpose, etc.) that the reading brings to mind.1. What is her mind in specific?2. How is the time period when the author wrote this story?3. Why does the author express the figurative dialect?

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