posted by fred on .
in "A Pair of Silk Stockings" the silk stockings are a symbol of what?
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Sometimes folks use shopping to express personal autonomy: I am in charge of my life. Perhaps that is so in this story. Additionally, Kate had a strong desire to return to a former life of grandeur, which she cannot in reality return.
Have you read the story? It is a short read.