A Pair of Silk Stockings


Kate Chopin

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The Waiter Character Analysis

The waiter in the upscale restaurant is attentive to Mrs. Sommers, making her feel welcome and comfortable in a space that was previously barred to her because of her poverty. When Mrs. Sommers leaves the waiter a cash tip at the end of her meal, his bow makes her feel exceptionally special, like a “princess of royal blood.”
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The Waiter Character Timeline in A Pair of Silk Stockings

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...her silk stockings on her toes. When Mrs. Sommers leaves a tip for her attentive waiter, he bows to her as if she were some splendid member of the royal family. (full context)