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Essay | The Awakening

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of The Awakening.
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The Awakening

Summary: Discusses how Edna's new discovery of herself occurs throughout many events in the book "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin.
As we know, women in the Victorian period were prevented from seeking the satisfaction of their own wants and needs. The preventions covered not only between strangers in the society, but also between close family members, such as husband and wife relationship in The Awakening. Edna, the wife, gradually starting to see feministic view of the society, awakens to part herself away from the society's unfair system. In all the awakenings Edna goes through, there is a common characteristic; Edna's discoveries of freedom achieved with her newly discovered strength, both physical and emotional.

Before she awakens, Edna acts like most other women during the period did, supporting their families and mostly obeying and respecting their husbands no matter what. At first, Edna does not seem to have any problem with the concept of her children and herself belonging to her husband, as if they were a part of...

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