The Importance Of Transformation In The Awakening By Kate Chopin

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Rick Warren once said, “Transformation is a process, and as life happens, there are ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery-there are moments on mountain tops and moments in deep valleys of despair” (Warren 1). When a person goes through his or her own transformation, many events and influences occur that effect who he or she will become in the end. Things like personal events, family, friends, current events, and achievements in that person’s life, play a major role in a person’s transformation. Transformations can either happen for the better or for the worse. The person at the beginning of their transformation may not always be the person they wanted to be in the end. However, when most people do undergo a complete transformation, it is often for the better for that individual. Kate Chopin underwent a complete transformation in her own life because of events that took place throughout her life, the time period in which she lived in, and her writing of the stories “The Awakening,” “Story of an Hour,” and “The Storm.” Kate Chopin was born Katherine O’Flaherty on February 8, 1851, in St. Louis Missouri, into a family with roots in the French of both St. Louis and…show more content…
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