The Awakening Essay | The Awakening: Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Literature

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of The Awakening.
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The Awakening: Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Literature

Summary: Discusses the portrayal of sexuality in 19th Century Aemrican literature. Focuses on Kate Chopin's story, The Awakening.
Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure.

George Gordon Noel Byron (The Daily Muse)

Everyday the North American media sends millions of sexually provocative images through the airwaves and onto television screens. According to a recent study, an overwhelming 56% of all television programs contain sexual content (Vieth, 2). Our society has become so immune to the representation of sex that, for the most part, it goes unnoticed. Although concerns regarding sexuality still remain, society's tolerance level has changed dramatically over time. The history of attitudes toward sex and sexuality is a cultural process that can be seen through the literature of an era. The Awakening was the first piece of American fiction to blatantly attack the nineteenth century notion that marriage, emotional intimacy and sexual intimacy were inextricably bound together. Chopin's novel was advanced in theme over other nineteenth century works. Her piece...

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