The Awakening Essay | Edna's Final Escape

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Edna's Final Escape

Summary: Throughout Kate Chopin's novel "The Awakening," Edna Pontellier spends her time trying to escape the things in her life, including her husband, her home, her responsibilities to her family, and society's expected role of women. She does not succeed in her efforts until she commits suicide. Edna may have been truthful to her inner self through her suicide, but she was not truthful to her real life and to the people who cared about her.
Edna's Final Escape

"Edna's suicide represents her final attempt to escape-to escape her children, her lovers, and most important, time and change. For only by complete isolation of self can Edna be truthful to her inner life." -Susan Rosowski.

Throughout the novel "The Awakening," by Kate Chopin, the protagonist of the story, Edna Pontellier, spends her time trying to escape things in her life-her husband, her home, her responsibilities to her family, and society's expected role of women. Edna escapes her marriage and her home by moving into her own home, the "pigeon-house," and having an affair. She then attempts to escape responsibilities to her family in situations such as when Léonce, Edna's husband, believes one of their sons to have a fever, but Edna will not get out of bed to take his temperature. Edna will not do as her husband desires and stay home...

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