Edna's Choice Analytical Essay by amory

Edna's Choice
A look at how Edna Ponteiller, from Kate Chopin's "The Awakening", comes to resist the roles that nineteenth-century America has forced upon her and the choices that she makes as a result.
# 46388 | 2,600 words | 1 source | MLA | 2000 | US
Published on Jan 11, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper tracks the realization that Edna comes to about her desires and fulfillment in life in "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin. It considers the way in which her "awakening" shapes her life and compels her to make dramatic choices about the state of her life.

From the Paper:

" "I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money. I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn't give myself" (Chopin 80). These are undoubtedly the most stirring words uttered by Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening. Indeed, these are the words that define the essence of Edna's womanhood. She epitomizes the woman trapped between two worlds the one that society has created for her, and the one that she finds herself irretrievably drifting into, one that she herself neither completely understand nor controls."

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