The Awakening | Critical Essay by Walter Taylor and Jo Ann B. Fineman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of The Awakening.
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Critical Essay by Walter Taylor and Jo Ann B. Fineman

SOURCE: Taylor, Walter and Fineman, Jo Ann. “Kate Chopin: Pre-Freudian Freudian.” Southern Literary Journal 29, no. 1 (fall 1996): 35-45.

In the following essay, Taylor and Fineman examine psychoanalytic elements in The Awakening.

As Kate Chopin's Edna Pontellier sits contemplating the sea in The Awakening (1899), her friend Adèle Ratignolle asks a simple question: “Of whom—of what are you thinking?” The question evokes a complex response. Edna replies that she was thinking of a day during her Kentucky childhood when she was walking through a meadow; to a “very little girl” that meadow “seemed as big as the ocean.” And she remembers that she “threw out her arms as if swimming...

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