The Scenes Of Kate Steinna And Kate Chona's The Awakening

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I’m writing my book report on the book, The Awakening. The scene is set in Grand Isle and from what seems to be summer(or in warm climates) Within the first couple of chapters you meet a couple characters, Leonce which is the husband of the main character , Madame Lebrun the mother of Robert and the guesthouse proprietor , Edna the main character, and Robert Lebrun, the son of Madame Lebrun. You learn very quickly that Edna is not the woman that her husband expects her to be, with her kids and in general, she is engaged in what she believes is right. She feels trapped in the beginning feeling like he is always putting her down. The lady in black with rosary beads that was mentioned demonstrates a sort of isolation, the patient solitude of …show more content…
In chapter 6 Edna feels something bright in her as a way to her dreams and to the anguish that her husband brought upon her the night he came home. She expects disappointment in people but has that ache for liveliness. Her flings with people of her past and before her marriage makes her realize the difference in the feelings between now and then. Letting her walls of reserve down to Adele, she explains to her what has been on her mind. There are many secondary characters that foreshadow later events. There are tons of innocent young lovers and serves as a constant reminder of tragedy associated with love. When Edna takes her first swim was an important step in her process of transformation. It symbolized a sexual awakening in her along with self-discovery. Edna was too scared of abandoning herself to the isolating expanse of the sea. On the night of the party she let herself go and takes her chance and descends into the water. She is like a child who has now phased over to a toddler. She keeps a childlike fear of self-reliance, which is what she feels when she realizes she is alone and has to depend on only herself to get back to shore. When Leonce returned to the cottage he demands Edna to come inside with him, with her independence and control over herself she stands up …show more content…
During dinner that night everyone informs Edna of Roberts departure which upsets her greatly. I can relate to Edna on how she kept herself busy by doing house chores and caring for the boys. Edna comes to the realization that she was infatuated like she had been when she was young. Ever since Edna’s sexual awakening with Robert has caused her to connect to other things, like listening to her own emotions and doesn’t feel guilty about talking about Robert to her husband. When Edna starts refusing Leonce’s orders which he thinks will affect his appearance to society. Edna wants to drift from her former lifestyle for a career in painting. In my opinion Adele is developing feelings for Leonce, after reading her reaction to him talking at dinner. Edna says that she is becoming close with Mademoiselle Reisz and distant with Adele. She describes Reisz as self-sufficient and independent, passionate about her music and doesn’t care about opinions. Edna finally admits (out loud) that she is in love with Robert. She moves to a pigeon home, free from the grasp of her husband possessiveness and having a temporary escape from society and convention. Mademoiselle Reisz recognizes desires escape and independence for

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