Essay On The Awakening Book Report

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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 a widow. It does not prove a sign of …show more content…
There is defiantly sexual tension between Edna and Robert now that Edna has her confidence. They won’t relax or speak openly until they have escaped society and are alone, like on the island. 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

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