Women as Birds in "The Awakening"
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The paper looks at Kate Chopin's book "The Awakening," that demonstrates how women were dictated by a patriarchal system and were known only for their responsibility in marriage and in motherhood. The paper discusses the character of Adele Ratignolle and focuses on Edna Pontellier who encaged herself like a parrot by becoming a wife and a mother without especially wanting to be one. The paper then looks at how Edna becomes torn between her obligations and responsibilities and her newfound freedom.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Chopin, Kate. "The Awakening." 20, November 2007.http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/ChoAwak.html
- Crane, Gregg. The Cambridge Introduction to The Nineteenth-Century American NovelAnn Arbor: University of Michigan, 2007.
- Nolan, Elizabeth. "The Awakening." Oxford: Routeledge, 2004.
- Seyersted, Per. Kate Chopin: A Critical Biography, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1969.
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