• The Awakening Isolation Mrs Pontellier
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    Was isolation the key to a woman s independence in the 19 th Century Kate Chopin s novel, The Awakening, presents women as helpless creatures who are subject to all means besides personal beliefs. The main character, Edna Pontellier, strives to find the self-independence that she deems necessary. Through many attempts of evolution, Edna finds the worst to be her escape. Edna s suicide is the last, and perhaps best, choice she makes for herself. The choice of suicide is brought upon Mrs. Pontelli...
  • Kate Chopin Mrs Mallard
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    Interpretative Essay Kate Chopin " The Story of an Hour " The story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, written in 1894, is about a woman gaining independence and experiencing a new freedom, due to the death of her husband. The topic of the story was rather scandalous at the end of the 19 th century. Women had no control over their property and weren't allowed to request a divorce. Luise Mallard is a young wife (p. 78, 3 rd paragraph). She immediately feels grief and starts to cry when Richar...
  • A Writer Ahead Of Her Time
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    Kate Chopin was a strong, independent woman. Her strength and independence was surely a result of her upbringing, but being born in the mid-eighteen hundreds, this was not a popular way for a woman to be. As she became a writer, her experiences throughout her childhood and her early adulthood made for some very controversial themes and ideas in her writings. As evidenced by her short story "The Story of An Hour", Kate Chopin was obviously ahead of her time in that she often wrote of such controv...
  • Compassion Between Stone Angel And A Jest Of God
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    In the two books Stone Angel and A Jest of God written by Margaret Laurence, both of the main characters strive for freedom and independence. Rachel Cameron, from A Jest of God is a thirty-four year old, paranoid and pessimistic teacher who always undervalues herself. While Hagar Shipley, is an elderly woman who is so full of pride that is clouds her judgment and has made her spend most of her life fighting for independence. Both characters illustrate the importance of being true to one's self, ...