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  • Kate Chopins The Awakening
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    Kate Chopin Kate Chopin is one of the first female writers to address female issues, primarily sexuality. Chopin declares that women are capable of overt sexuality in which they explore and enjoy their sexuality. Chopin shows that her women are capable of loving more than one man at a time. They are not only attractive but sexually attracted (Ziff 148). Two of Chopins stories that reflect this attitude of sexuality are The Awakening and one of her short stories The Storm. Although critics now ac...
  • Number Of Short Stories By Chopin
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    KATE CHOPIN: BOLD WRITER - AHEAD OF HER TIMECHOPIN'S LITERATURE: THE AWAKENING, ATHENAISE: A STORY OF A TEMPERAMENT, AT THE 'CADIAN BALL, & THE STORM Elizabeth Fox Genovese of Emory University shared in a PBS interview that "She [Kate Chopin] was very important as one of the earliest examples of modernism in the United States or, if you wish, the cutting edge of modernism in American literature" (PBS - Interviews). Kate Chopin published At Fault, her first novel, in 1890 and The Awakening, her l...
  • History Of Chopin's Novel
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    The Awakening: Public Controversy The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, was a book that was truly ahead of its time. The author of the book was truly a genius in her right, but yet she was seen as a scoundrel. At the time, it was 'a world that values only her performance as a mother, whose highest expectations for women are self sacrifice and self-effacement. ' (?) The people of that era were not ready to admit or accept the simple but hidden feelings of intimacy or sexuality and the true natur...
  • Kate O'flaherty Chopin
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    'Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled 'poison'. ' was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin's most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O'Flaherty Chopin was raised in St. Louis in the 1850's and 1...
  • Sexual And Spiritual Awakening
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    When she published The Awakening in 1899, Kate Chopin startled her public with a frank portrayal of a woman's social, sexual, and spiritual awakening. Because it told its particular truth without judgment or censure, the public disapproved. The idea of a true autonomy for women, or, more astounding yet a single sexual standard for men and women - was too much to imagine. Kate Chopin's presentation of the awakening of her heroine, Edna Pontellier, her unblinking recognition that respectable women...
  • Woman's Voice To Kate Chopin Gives A
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    Kate Chopin Gives A Woman's Voice To Kate Chopin Gives A Woman's Voice To Realism Kate Chopin succeeded in giving a woman's voice to realism. While doing this she sacrificed her career. This seems to be a "higher order of feminism than repeating the story of a woman as victim Kate Chopin gives her female protagonist the central role, normally reserved for the man, in a meditation on identity and culture, consciousness, and art. ' (Robinson 3) "The role of woman in the society Chopin creates is o...

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