Regret by Kate Chopin – Learn English with Short Stories

Regret by Kate Chopin Regret by Kate Chopin MAMZELLE AURLIE possessed a good strong figure, ruddy cheeks, hair that was changing from brown to gray, and a determined eye. She wore a man’s hat about the farm, and an old blue army overcoat when it was cold, and sometimes top-boots. Mamzelle Aurlie had never thought … Read more

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6 comments on “Regret by Kate Chopin – Learn English with Short Stories”

  1. Beside the psychological and health problems resulting from long time solitude life, the other main message is the joy and energy that children give our life. All children even those who are somehow naughty fill a home with joy and love and even life. I can not imagine how a home or society could have a bright horizon without having energetic joyful and smart children.

    • That’s right Soroosh. Prolonged loneliness is not good for us, and it could lead to some major health problems, as well.
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      We always need someone to live with.

  2. The central theme of this story is that being alone for a long time can make us feel sad and it’s good for us to have somebody accompany us in our life and journey because humans are inherently social creatures.

    • As you said, solitude is the main message of the story. In my idea, she had suppressed her maternal instinct for a lifetime, and this instinct was eventually erupted, but at a cost. Her “regret” and remorse were, in fact, rooted in her own self-inflicted prolonged loneliness.

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