The Awakening Essay | The True Awakening

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The True Awakening

Summary: Discusses the Kate Chopin story, The Awakening. Analyzes main character, Edna Pontellier. Examines her attempts to break away from tradition, and how the attempt is met with many obstacles in a quest to achieve independence from society.
The women of the late nineteenth century were much different than those of today. It's almost unbelievable to see the emphasis put on being "Ladylike." However Edna Pontellier attempts to break away from tradition, and is met with, and overcomes many obstacles in a quest to achieve independence from society.

Edna Pontellier and her husband Leonce live the pinnacle life of a late nineteenth century couple. However in Edna's eyes swimming in a nearly full length dress, or having dinner parties that must be followed with strict rules, is not what she wants to do. Edna's struggle is similar to the parrot in the beginning of the story. She feels trapped in the cage of society, unable to escape the "proper" way of life, and attempts to free herself from her slavery.

The women of The Awakening strive to be married, have children, and live their "normal...

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