The Awakening, and Selected Stories Topics for Discussion

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Edna Pontellier is a very controversial character. Do you view her as a role model for modern independent women, or a selfish woman with an idealized idea of life and love? Discuss why.

Is Edna's suicide a defeat for her, or her ultimate victory? Discuss why, and provide specific examples from the text.

Does Robert Lebrun love Edna? Is he simply infatuated with her as he has been with other women? Discuss why or why not.

In The Storm, Chopin presents a reality in which an adulterous rendezvous is not considered harmful to either family. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Some of Chopin's work was not well-received during her lifetime and has only recently become popular. What about her work do you believe resonates more with modern readers, specifically young women?

Who committed the worse crime in The Godmother, Gabriel Lucaze or his godmother, Tante...

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