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Parental Characters in the Awakening and White Oleander

Summary: Analyzes the roles of parents in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Janet Fitch's White Oleander. Describes how their relationships with their children affects these characters and how they deal with the obstacles the relationships represent.
A child is very influenced by his/her parents. Most scientists believe that a child is molded by its DNA and environment. That is what makes us who we are. The parent is the biggest part of the environment a child could have. So let us examine the role of the parent in these two novels.

The Awakening by Kate Chopin describes several vastly different parental characters. Edna is the main character and had children when she was very young. She never had a normal relationship with her children. When the story begins, Edna views her children more as a responsibility. "In short, Mrs. Pontellier[Edna] was not a mother-woman.....They were women who idolized their children..."(Chopin, 10). As the novel progresses, she changes her opinion of her children; at one point she visits them and really bonds. She even misses them...

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