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  • Social Convention In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

    In the 19th century women’s role in society was strict and generally non-negotiable, their place was in the household, and they were expected to be loyal to their husbands. As the century started to end, women increasingly questioned their part in their community. Independence and self-reliance were key aspects to the new mindset that encaptured women, and helped to begin their questioning of the way they could live their lives. In the novella, The Awakening, Kate Chopin portrays the way that…

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  • Search Of Self In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

    "Search of Self" is one of the main themes that developed throughout the novel. "The present alone was significant; was hers, to torture her as it was doing then with the biting conviction that she had lost that which she had held, that she had been denied that which her impassioned, newly awakened being demanded"(Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.). The text supports the theme by explaining how Edna is finding a sense of self. Edna's "newly awakened being" describes her new…

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  • Great Water Drop: Similarities And Differences

    Long ago, there was no light. Only darkness and cold tempatures filled the empty void. Then, a drop of water appeared. Over time, many droplets stuck together to form a large water sphere, the Great Water Drop. In this sphere, there bubbles formed and stuck together to form the first God, Islara.Islara ruled the great waters as a great sea creature with a sleek streamlined lower body with silver scales, and no legs, only green fins. Her upper body on the other hand was formed in the shape of a…

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  • Sea Imagery In The Awakening

    All acts are about making a decision for yourself. Whether it’s a positive or negative act is your decision, and your decision alone. Edna dies giving her life, but not herself. She chose, for the first time, her own Fate. That’s what makes her final act freeing, and not an act of despair. In The Awakening, the sea in particular is a critical factor in Edna’s awakening and death. The sea is full of uncertainty for many, but for Edna, it represents empowerment, opportunities, and freedom from…

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  • The Yellow Wallpaper And The Awakening Analysis

    into “Go away! Go Away! For God’s sake! That’s all right!” The idea was that the birds spoke a language that people didn’t understand and Edna was misunderstood as well. Another symbolization that was presented was the ocean. When the ocean of Grand Isle was mentioned, The Awakening describes, “Or else she stayed indoors and nursed a mood with which she was becoming too familiar for her own comfort and peace of mind.” (Chopin, 1997). Edna felt free when she thought about the ocean as the…

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  • Ray Bradbury's Use Of Propaganda

    and in the face of imminent invasion: “In late 1939 after the outbreak of the war, the MOI (Ministry of Information) was appointed by the British Government to design a number of morale boosting posters that would be displayed across the British Isles during…

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  • The Importance Of Dual Life In The Awakening By Kate Chopin

    The Awakening by Kate Chopin takes place in the late nineteenth century and revolves around a woman named Edna Pontellier who cannot conform to the society in which she lives in. Throughout the novel, Edna slowly breaks free of the reigns in which society holds her to by rebelling against the ideas and morals of motherhood and femininity and chooses love and solitude instead. Early on in the novel, however, Chopin alludes to the existence of Edna's dual life through the following quote, "At a…

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  • Cultural Assimilation In Native Speaker By Chang-Rae Lee

    and thoughts of Lee’s narrator. “‘The polls say people are against bilingualism,’ I said. ‘They’re against giving anything more to immigrants’” (37). Henry Park, the first-person narrator, says this in the present day to his coworker at the spy agency while performing research on his target: a Korean-American immigrant named John Kwang. Park likely means that the majority of people in New York City are against forcing school students to learn more than one language. Given that United States…

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  • Who Is Maria Edgeworth's Ennui '?

    Maria Edgeworth’s Ennui, when published in 1809 was meant to be a didactic tale, a moral piece of literature meant to entertain it’s decidedly English readers. However, as seen throughout the course of history, politics and comedy often go hand in hand. Edgeworth uses this idea to make some very interesting commentary about the state of the relationship between Britain and Ireland at the time, and what it meant to be truly British or Irish. Within the novel we meet the character of young Lord…

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  • Response To Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening'

    The Awakening Study Guide Directions: Answer the following questions with specific references to the text, either in paraphrased form or with the use of quotations. At the opening of the novel, what is Edna’s position in life? What is expected of her in this position? Chopin likens Edna to the green and yellow parrot trapped in its cage crying for everyone to “Go away! Go away! For heaven’s sake!” (Chopin 1). Edna must keep her thoughts to herself and is confined by her family’s expectations…

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