• 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...
  • The Awakening 2 Life Edna Pontellier
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    The Awakening is a novel about the growth of a woman into her own person, in spite of the mold society has formed for her. The book follows Edna Pontellier through about a year of her life. During this time we see her struggle to find who she really is, because she knows she cannot be happy filling the role of the mother-woman that society has created for her. She did not believe that she could break from this pattern because of the pressures of society, and ends up taking her own life. Should r...
  • Edna's Struggle And Awakenings
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    Edna's Struggle and Awakenings Kate Chopin by the means of creations like The Awakening is trying to make the female in society think about her condition and also push the feminism movement. Her depiction of The Awakening is realistic as she develops Edna Pontellier's character from a socially and morally respectable individual to an individual that turns her back on everything that was certain in her life to become independent. She struggles between her subconscious and conscious thoughts as un...
  • Mrs Pontellier Arobin Lonce Sexual
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    The book, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, is not so much a love story as it is a story of one woman. Mrs. Pontellier was a woman with emotional needs. Her needs include material, sexual, intimacy, and the need to be wanted or needed. Among Lonce Pontellier, Alce Arobin, and Robert Lebrun, she pursues and meets her needs. Although Lonce Pontellier didnt seem to play a part in her life, he did. He provided her materialistic needs. Just as she dreaded, he was her husband in the worlds eyes. It is pl...
  • The Significance Of The Title The Awakening
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    In comparison to other works such as Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn wherein the title succinctly tells what the story shall contain, Kate Chopin's The Awakening represents a work whose title can only be fully understood after the incorporation of the themes and content into the reader's mind, which can only be incorporated by reading the novel itself. The title, The Awakening, paints a vague mental picture for the reader at first and does not fully portray what content the novel...
  • Pontellier's Marriage Edna Leonce Work
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    By: Alan Eugene Sims, Jr. Awakening by Kate Chopin- How Marriage Can/Should Work Marriages in the 1990's have become uncommon, or they become unstable as the relationship between the individuals progresses. The book Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, that was written about a woman named Edna Pontellier's sexual awakening shows repeated examples of how a marriage should and should not work. Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier shows that marriage needs understanding of feelings between husband and w...
  • A Personal Response To A Doll's House
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    The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, shows how women were repressed and had to fight to gain all the freedoms we have today. It shows this through the life of Mrs. Edna Pontellier. At the beginning of the story, Edna is spending time at a summer house with her husband and children. She seems very unattached to her children at this point. Everything she does in the beginning is based on what Mr. Pontellier would like for her to do, and what he would approve of. When Edna meets and begins to spend time...
  • Edna's Awakening Mrs Pontellier
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    Alfred Roberts Eng. 102-H Dr. Daniels 4/17/00 Edna's Attempts for Happiness Kate Chopin's The Awakening deals with a young wife living in common days and times. Where every man works and provides for his family and the woman's primary focus was the care of her children and other household duties that women were responsible for in those days. The main character of this novel, Edna Pontellier, struggles from day to day to try and establish herself as an individual in the midst of women following t...
  • Alcee Arobin Edna Robert Man
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    American Lit. Professor Claire Berger Michael L. Cosby 2. Trace Edna Pontellier's awakening. Edna awakening comes very soon in the story, because first of all Edna never feels connect to the wealthy Creoles of New Orleans. The whole life style of the Creoles just never fits to her and the type of person she is. Then on vacation, Edna starts to fall for a man named, Robert Lebrun. The mean part of her awakening is when she's on the beach and she realizes that she's is an individual. With her new...
  • Mademoiselle Reisz Edna Life Awakening
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    Kate Chopin? s novel The Awakening relates the emotion-driven story of Edna Pontellier. Her story is a happy one. Not because of some typical fairy tale ending where they all live happily ever after, but in that she accomplished her goal in life. She never "sacrificed herself for her children." (p. 115) Edna Pontellier remained an individual. The music that was brought to her by Mademoiselle Reisz stirred up a deeper meaning in Edna's life. This is the point at which she feels her new being for...
  • Mrs Pontellier Children Morality Book
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    Awakening Concepts Of Morality, The Essay, Research Awakening Concepts Of Morality, The The Awakening: Concepts of Morality The novel The Awakening, of which the author is Kate Chopin, drags its readers down into a poor mentality. The reader is shown how morals are scarcely used in common ordinance by Mrs. Pontellier. The reader is thrown from one incident of insubordination in a quarrel with Mr. Pontellier into her neglect for her children and then is heaved into Mrs. Pontellier s obsessive nat...