The Awakening By Kate Chopin Essay

1540 Words Nov 10th, 2015 7 Pages
Feminist Essay
. ”She could only realize that she herself, her present self, was in some way different from the other self. That she was seeing with different eyes and making the acquaintance of new conditions in herself that colored and changed her environment, she did not yet suspect”. (Chopin chap.14) This quote is for the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin where the main character Edna goes through an awakening when she discovers that there is more to life than being a slave to a system that requires the woman to be the caretaker, the property of a man that controls every fiber of her character, and she began making her decisions instead of society doing it for her and started seeing life as more of a freedom and less of a punishment and many other women feel this way during that time period and to this day. The mistreatment of women has been an on-going issue all throughout history, with women being seen as objects rather than actual living people. Women are often treated differently than their male counterparts, and to this day women feel the sting of that different treatment when it comes to many daytime activities like jobs, physical activity, and expectations on how they should both act. Women are just like men with personality. ambitions, and character that is to be discovered on their own. In the households from the three texts, it 's always the man who is in control, who maintains the power, and who in the end has a say in what the wife does.…

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