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- The Awakening The novel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, was written in the late nineteenth century in St. Louis after her husband Oscar died of a severe illness. Her book appeared in 1899, after she was idolized by many novels written by Darwin and Sarah Orne Jewett. Her first attempts at writing were just brief sketches for a local newspaper that was only short descriptions of her life in Louisiana. However, Chopin’s interests had always run along more risky lines, as reflected in her diaries, letters, and fictions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Awakening

- The Awakening, by Kate Chopin is a novel that should be read. It is beautifully written, deals with important issues of oppression, and is a true quest for ones self. Unfortunately it does not meet Harold Blooms criteria for the Canon. According to Harold Bloom in his critical essay An Elegy for the Canon, a novel must embody certain characteristics in order for it to be canonical. Sadly, The Awakening falls short of one major criteria of the canon that can not be overlooked. There are many characteristics that define a canonical piece of work, and the three standards listed deal first with Aesthetic quality, such as diction, and symbolism....   [tags: American Literature]

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- The Awakening is a story full of symbolism and imagery that can have many different meanings to the many who have read it. I have read several different theories on Kate Chopin’s meaning and though some are vastly different, they all seem to make sense. It has been said that Kate Chopin might have been ambiguous just for this reason. At some point, almost everyone struggles with knowing or not knowing their purpose in life, and therefore it seems, that on some level, most who read the story about Edna Pontellier can relate to her in some way....   [tags: Kate Chopin essays research papers]

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The Awakening

- The Relationship of The Awakening and Creole Society &#9;In The Awakening, Kate Chopin brings out the essence of through the characters of her novel. In this novel Edna Pontellier faces many problems because she is an outcast from society. As a result of her isolation from society she has to learn to fit in and deal with her problems. This situation causes her to go through a series of awakenings that help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her husband because she loses respect for him and the society she lives in....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- Edna Pontellier's so-called "awakening" is her realization that she is a disposable object in her environment, the patriarchal Creole society of the 19th century. She slowly recognizes in The Awakening that she has never been honest with herself about her true feelings and desires, and grows to understand that a woman in her lifetime will never be seen as an independent person capable of making decisions independently. However, her "awakening" is false; though she makes these realizations, she can not in the end handle her new vision of independent life, and continually places herself in the realms of male dominance by the situations she creates....   [tags: American Literature]

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- The Awakening Edna’s awakening, from the beginning in Grand Isle, to her life in New Orleans and finally her death back in Grand Isle, takes place quite suddenly. She goes from a quiet, reserved lady, to an outspoken, strong-willed woman. Despite this dramatic change, one characteristic remained constant throughout the book. She was very confused about who she was and what she wanted in life. She is pursued by Robert, and is surprised when feelings for him stir inside her. At the beginning of the book, she dismisses him, mainly because she was married....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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- Books, unlike movies, have been around since the beginning of time. For the most part, they are more meaningful than the movies that are made from these books. This is due to the fact that an author is able to convey his/her message clearer and include things in the book that cannot be exhibited in a movie. For this reason, the reader of the book is much more effected than the viewer of the film. In the novella, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, there is much more evidence of symbolism as well as deeper meaning than in the movie version of the book, Grand Isle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Every writer has an influence. Some are influenced by the ideas that the author has; some are influenced by the style, which the author writes with. Still others are so intrigued by a writer that they are not only influenced by their way of thinking and their writing, but they actually begin to mimic the author in many ways. This is the case with Guy de Maupassant’s influence on Kate Chopin, who is undoubtedly the greatest influence on Chopin’s writing. &#9;&quot;Maupassant was born in Ch&acirc;teaude de Miromesnil, Normandy&quot; (Encarta)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, tells one woman’s story of her attempt to awaken to her true wants and desires for her life. When Edna Pontellier spends the summer on Grand Isle, she begins to think beyond the role of wife and mother that she has played so far. She begins to think of herself as a separate person with independent thoughts and feelings. Her transformation is difficult and she has great trouble deciding what she really wants in life. Edna attempts to discard all of the traditional values of her life to find her independence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Awakening

- The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, tells the story of a woman, Edna Pontellier, who transforms herself from an obedient housewife to a person who, is alive with strength of character and emotions which she no longer has to repress. Playing the role of a wealthy New Orleans housewife, Edna searches for fulfillment in her customary 19th century life, where the Creole society had high expectations of their women. Even with children, a generous husband, and financial stability, Edna finds herself wanting more from life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Awakening

- Responsibility and Duty as they Relate to The Awakening Most cultures put heavy emphasis upon responsibility and duty. The culture portrayed in Kate Chopin's book The Awakening visibly reflects a similar emphasis. The main character finds herself wanting to stray from her responsibilities and embrace her intense desire for personal fulfillment. Edna's choice to escape shows two elements: rebellion to the suppression of her adventurous spirit and the lack of "fulfillment" in her relationship....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Awakening Essays: The Pigeon House

- The Pigeon House in The Awakening "In a little four-room house around the corner. It looks so cozy, so inviting and restful."(79) With this description Chopin introduces the reader to Edna’s new residence, which is affectionately known as the pigeon house. The pigeon house provides Edna with the comfort and security that her old house lacked. The tranquility that the pigeon house grants to Edna allows her to experience a freedom that she has never felt before. The first taste of this newfound freedom is the satisfaction that Edna feels in being able to provide for herself with her own money....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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- The Awakening In the book The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier is an unhappy, married, mother who finds an outlet from her life through a welcoming ocean. "A certain ungovernable dread hung about her when in water, unless there was a hand nearby that might reach out and reassure her."(p.27) Edna is frightened by the ocean and very overwhelmed by its massive strength. Then she learns to swim and becomes fascinated by what was once an intimidator. "How easy it is!" It is nothing."(p.27) Edna is very pleased with this new found joy; Edna is estatic over conquering her fear....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- The Awakening is a novel about the growth of a woman into her own person, in spite of the mold society has formed for her. The book follows Edna Pontellier through about a year of her life. During this time we see her struggle to find who she really is, because she knows she cannot be happy filling the role of the mother-woman that society has created for her. She did not believe that she could break from this pattern because of the pressures of society, and ends up taking her own life. Should readers sympathize with her death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Awakening

- The Awakening As I strolled through the door of the old stone building of the Danish Folk High School in Sønderborg, Denmark, I had no inclination of what I was supposed to be thinking. From the moment when we arrived in Copenhagen, the concept of the Folk High School was thrown at us in many different ways and I, maybe still in a wary state of jetlag, never grasped it. When we first arrived, I could not fathom the concept of a high school student finishing their studies and, en-lieu of moving on to college, chooses instead to give up a precious year of his or her life to go to a folk high school....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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The Awakening

- Edna Pontellier Throughout The Awakening, a novel by Kate Chopin, the main character, Edna Pontellier showed signs of a growing depression. There are certain events that hasten this, events which eventually lead her to suicide. At the beginning of the novel when Edna's husband, Leonce Pontellier, returns from Klein's hotel, he checks in on the children and believing that one of them has a fever he tells his wife, Edna. She says that the child was fine when he went to bed, but Mr. Pontellier is certain that he isn't mistaken: "He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children." (7) Because of the reprimand, Edna goes into the next room to check on...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Awakening

- The short novel, The Awakening, begins at a crisis in Edna Pontellier's life. Edna is a free-spirited and passionate woman who has a hard time finding means of communications and a real role as a wife and a mother. Edna finds herself desperately wanting her own emotional and sexual identities. During one summer while her husband, Leonce, is out of town on business, her frustration and need for emotional freedom leads to an affair with a younger man. Her search for identity and love leads her on a wild ride against society and tests her strengths to the end....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Awakening

- The novel The Awakening by Kate Chopin takes place in the early 1920's on the Grand Isles of Louisiana. The Grand Isles is a resort for the wealthy. The theme of this novel is about a woman named Edna who awakens to a new life as she discovers her independence. In the novel Edna also "awakens" to her love for Robert Leburn and most importantly she awakens to the knowledge that her husband is not in control of her life. Edna and Mr. Pontellier's relationship begins to get worse after he leaves for his business trip to New York....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Courageous Soul: Self Respect vs Societal Acceptance in The Awakening

- In the setting of Kate Chopin's The Awakening, most women have little independence and are expected to be selfless, subservient, child bearing wives. Adèle Ratignolle, the ideal “mother woman” is respected and well loved by society, but she is unable to express herself and is shackled by society's expectations. Mademoiselle Reisz, on the other hand, maintains her independence and freedom to express herself, but at the price of society's acceptance. Throughout her awakening, Edna realizes that in the context of her time, she cannot be respected by society like Adèle Ratignolle, while respecting herself like Mademoiselle Reisz....   [tags: Kate Chopin]

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Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House

- The Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House   The idea of women's liberation is a common theme in both Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. In her analysis of Feminism in Europe Katharine M. Rogers writes, " Thinking of Nora's painful disillusionment, her parting from her children, and the uncertainties of her future independent career, Ibsen called his play 'the tragedy of modern times'" (82). The main characters in each work, Nora Helmer, in A Doll House, and Edna Pontellier, in The Awakening, portray feminist ideas....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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On Being Anointed and the Great Awakening

- ... The meaning of God’s imminence assures us that God is and will always be in control despite the machinations of a corrupt social order to undermine God’s just reign. Preparing the masses, like our preaching ancestor John Baptist, for God is both empowering, and, as I mentioned earlier, intimidating. There is empowerment because God manages to use a flawed human vessel to do this important work amongst God’s people. Yet, bearing the message that God is near to all is also frightening because the message has implication for the messenger....   [tags: spiritual, nation, ministry, god]

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Essay Comparing The Awakening and Story of an Hour

- Comparing The Awakening and Story of an Hour The heroine, Mrs. P, has some carries some characteristics parallel to Louise Mallard in “Hour.” The women of her time are limited by cultural convention. Yet, Mrs. P, (like Louise) begins to experience a new freedom of imagination, a zest for life , in the immediate absence of her husband. She realizes, through interior monologues, that she has been held back, that her station in life cannot and will not afford her the kind of freedom to explore freely and openly the emotions that are as much a part of her as they are not a part of Leonce....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God, Gatsby from The Great Gatsby, June from The Joy Luck Club, and Edna from The Awakening

- Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God, Gatsby from The Great Gatsby, June from The Joy Luck Club, and Edna from The Awakening In most of the world's greatest literature, there have been introduced countless courageous characters and triumphant victories. These characters have the power to father strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Such characters as Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God, Gatsby from The Great Gatsby, June from The Joy Luck Club, and Edna from The Awakening....   [tags: Watching Gatsby Joy Luck Awakening Essays]

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Straying from the Tradtional Creole Lifestyle in The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

- ... Robert is the catalyst for Edna’s awakening. He acts as the escape from reality and Edna finds she can be herself around him, not traditional. Robert is the first character to show Edna what independence is like; he teaches her how to swim and she experiences it for a short while. Robert wants Edna to be independent and stray away from tradition, partly because she did not grow up in the Creole society. Edna falls in love with Robert because he is independent himself, wants the same for her, allows her to be her own self, and understands what it is like to not fit in....   [tags: independence, woman, sexuality]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

- The Yellow Wallpaper and The Awakening were two works written during the Age of Expression. The entire country was going through an era of Reconstruction; politically, socially, culturally and econmically . The Yellow Wallpaper and The Awakening are feminist works aimed at the psychological, social, and cultural injustices during the era. According to Mizruchi, “ Cosmopolitanism aroused dis-ease: depression and disaection were prevalent in a society whose pace and variety seemed relentless. Yet the same circumstances also instilled hope....   [tags: Feminist Literature, Injustice]

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feminaw Rebirth of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

- Rebirth in The Awakening The time Edna spends in water is a suspension of space and time; this is her first attempt at realizing Robert's impermanence. In a strange way, Edna is taking her self as an object of meditation, where at the extremity of self absorption, she should be able to see through her own selflessness. "As she swam she seemed to be reaching for the unlimited in which to lose herself[emphasis added]" (Chopin 74). Edna has left her earthly existence on the shore and looked forward to a new existence, with the "unlimited", or nirvana as a tantalizing prize on the other shore....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Taking a Look at the Great Awakening

- The Great Awakening was a spiritual movement that began in the 1730’s in the middle colonies. It was mostly led by these people; Jonathan Edwards, a congregational pastor in Massachusetts, Theodore J. Frelinghuysen, a Dutch Byterian Pastor in New Jersey; Gilbert Tennent, a Presbyterian Pastor in New Jersey; and George Whitefield, a traveling Methodist Preacher from New England. The most widely known leader was George Whitefield. At the beginning of the very first Great Awakening appeared mostly among Presbyterians in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey....   [tags: spiritual movements]

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The Effects of the Great Awakening

- To compare and contrast the effects of religion, before and after the War of 1812, I would like to discuss two major events leading up to the war, as well as events that came as a result of its ending. Vast amounts of religious reform and prosecution erupted during colonial times leading up to the American Reconstruction and because of this we have, what is known as, the First and Second Great Awakenings. The First Great Awakening was a religious revival from the 1730s-70s, where we see an increase in the importance of Christianity, in addition to a challenge to traditional authority....   [tags: colonial times, christianity, enlightment era]

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Puritamism and the American Great Awakening

- Puritanism and the American Great Awakening of the 18th century 1.0 Introduction The Great Awakening refers to the period of religious restoration that spanned across the 18th century. During that period, there was increased enthusiasm towards religious beliefs caused by evangelical ministries that protested against the early Roman Catholic Church and repressive colonial regime (Tracey 18). As a result, there was deep conviction and revival for the affected groups with a boom in church membership....   [tags: christian liberty, religious restoration]

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Overview of the Second Great Awakening

- The Second Great Awakening was extremely influential in sparking the idea of reform in the minds of people across America. Most people in America just accepted things the way they were until this time. Reforms took place due to the increase of industrial growth, increasing immigration, and new ways of communication throughout the United States. Charles Grandison Finney was one of the main reasons the Second Great Awakening was such a great success. “Much of the impulse towards reform was rooted in the revivals of the broad religious movement that swept the Untied State after 1790” (Danzer, Klor de Alva, Krieger, Wilson, and Woloch 240)....   [tags: Revivalism, Emancipation, Labor Reform]

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The Awakening by Edna LeBlaine

- . Outline TOPIC QUESTION: How do the settings in the novel relate to Edna’s journey to spiritual awakening to find space for herself in the universe. THESIS: Even though the settings in The Awakening may initially appear to be no more than backgrounds for characters to act out their individual roles in Creole society, the places and buildings described in the novel are used by the author as symbols of the stages of Edna’s spiritual awakening in which she struggles to find a space for herself in the universe outside of the confines of social norms....   [tags: symbol, lesbianism, journey]

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Creole Culture Depicted in The Awakening

- Kate Chopin brings out the essence of Creole society through the characters of her novel, "The Awakening". In the novel, Edna Pontellier faces many problems because she is an outcast from society. As a result of her isolation from society she has to learn to fit in and deal with her problems. This situation causes her to go through a series of awakenings which help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her husband due in part for her loss of respect for him and the society she lives in....   [tags: Kate Chopin]

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Independence and Freedom in The Awakening

- Independence and Freedom in The Awakening The novel The Awakening by Kate Chopin demonstrates the themes of independence and freedom. It is set back in a time when women were supposed to grow up being protected and controlled by their fathers, then move to the same role with their husbands. The main character, Edna Pontieller, defies the social norms as she does not assume the title of a good mother, good wife, and good daughter. Instead she has her own ideas and is a reoccurring symbol of freedom and independence....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Yellow Wallpaper and The Awakening

- ... Pontellier to let his wife’s defiance play its course and she would come back around. He does as instructed, but her antics only became more severe. She had abandoned her lifestyle as a mother and moved into a home of her own, selling her art to pay her mortgage. Her good friend ends up going into labor and requests her presence. It was at this moment that she was reminded of the torturous and painful experience of childbirth. This is one she doesn’t remember because she was sedated with chloroform....   [tags: story analysis and comparison]

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The Yellow Wallpaper And The Awakening Comparison

- "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story telling about a young woman who is eventually driven mad by the society. The narrator is apparently confused with the norm defining "true" and "good" woman constructed by society dominated by man. "The Awakening" addressed the social, scientific, and cultural landscape of the country and the undergoing of radical changes. Each of these stories addresses the issue of women’s rights and how they were treated in the late 19th century. "The Awakening" explores one woman's desire to find and live fully within her true self....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Analysis on The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- At times, we come to find a place in our lives where we struggle to find ourselves, to become who we are as individuals. What hinders this discover is different for all of us, and what we do to overcome what hold us back is up to us. This conflict is clearly identifiable through the character of Edna Pontellier in The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Throughout the text, we watch as Edna first oblivious to the possibility beyond the life she currently has, and as events or people in her life begin to trigger this “awakening” inside her, we see her grow into the person she wants to be, instead of the person she has to be....   [tags: edna, pontelliers, obstacles]

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The Awakening, Part Of The Eyes On The Prize

- The “Awakening”, part of the “Eyes on the Prize” series, addresses civil rights, or lack thereof, in the 1950’s. The film highlights two individual’s choices to take a stand against the white supremacy, and the ripple effect that acts cause. The first person featured was Mose Wright. His nephew, Emmett Till, was murdered by two white men. They were angered over the fact that Emmett had spoken to two white women in a flirtatious manner. Mose Wright made the decision to testify in court against the white men....   [tags: Sociology, Racism, African American, Race]

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- The Awakening Style Kate Chopin has style that makes her work seem more like a story told in person just for the reader than one written in a book to a diverse audience of potential readers. She tends to go into great detail over the thoughts and actions of characters, giving the reader insight they would not normally have, almost as if they were mind readers witnessing the event. When Chopin describes the situations her characters are in, she tends to utilize short, to the point sentences that are the bare minimum to cover said situation, followed by a very long sentence that expands upon the first....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Understanding The Great Awakening

- Evangelicals have made numerous strides in American Society throughout the years. Evangelicalism is a term referring to movements that brought forth a series of revivals in seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, also known as The Great Awakenings. Revivals have occurred in almost every church age. The First Great Awakening changed modern evangelism and how churches are conducted today. It is important to understand what the Great Awakening was, what caused it, and what effects the Great Awakening created....   [tags: Evangelicalism, religious revivals]

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The Awakening and Ethan Frome

- This year in English class we read many stirring novels, two of which being The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. On the surface, these books may look like they don’t have much in common due to their dissimilar plots. However, there are a few noticeable similarities between them; both protagonists in the novels, Edna Pontellier and Ethan Frome, are fighting a constant internal battle. They want things they can’t have, and the potential serenity they yearn for goes against the principled norms of the time periods and would taint their societal reputations forever....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton]

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What is Kate Chopin Trying to Say?

- The Awakening by Kate Chopin is perhaps titled the way it is for what Kate hopes to accomplish by writing this controversial novel, an awakening to her readers on the realities of gilded society. The author Kate is a women living in a Victorian society that oppresses her and expects so much of her and as a result has led Kate Chopin to write a fictional tale opposing and reflecting her life and her society. The Awakening is a form of artistic protest that highlights the faulty expectations of Victorian women in addition to expressing what its like for an individual to stand up against the norm....   [tags: The Awakening, story and character analysis]

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Fatherly Influence in The Awakening

- "A Lethal Fatherly Influence": The femme response to a Patriarchal Society and the Inevitable Solution in Chopin’s The Awakening "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin recounts the struggle of an end of the century New Orleans housewife to conform to a paternal society and the epiphany which ultimately leads to her grave. Born in Kentucky, Edna Pontellier has unconsciously defied the patriarchal society in which she was raised by avoiding her Presbyterian religion. Once grown, she marries Leonce Pontellier, a wealthy man from New Orleans....   [tags: Kate Chopin]

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Comparing The Ionian Awakening And The Enlightenment

- Throughout history there have been many philosophers that have contributed to the way we view the world today. Although each philosopher’s way of thinking was unique, their ideas would usually derive from a previous philosopher. Greek philosophers are especially the most well known by today’s society. Where would we be without the theories of Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle. Although some of their theories may not be correct, they still made us raise questions about the world we live in and come up with answers that we rely on today....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Aristotle]

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The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

- The Awakening is a story based around a woman, Edna Pontieller, during the nineteenth century that has decided that she is not like all the additional women in her life because she questions her life ambitions and dreams and realizes that she does not fit into the usual role of a wife and mother. The Awakening begins on Grand Isle, an island off the coast of Louisiana and then to the state of Louisiana and then the story ends on Grand Isle. This story focuses on metaphors, symbolism, difference and the personal struggles that a woman might face during the nineteenth century where men are the dominating force and women stay home to raise the children....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary]

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin was a feminist, and it has been said that "She told directly-and without moral judgment- how certain women are beginning to challenge the male dominant culture that limited all aspects of women's lives- even the lives of the comfortable situated women-- and tried to control their psyches as well" ("Chopin" 550). Chopin stays true to her beliefs in her writing. The story, The Awakening, is set in the late 1800's, the book was actually completed in January of 1898, when the typical roles of men and women were expected to be of a certain set caliber, and it was not common for anyone to deviate from the path that was set before them....   [tags: feminist, male dominant culture]

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- Awakening1 THE AWAKENING The contrast between an urban and a tropical setting represents the awakening that the protagonist experiences in Kate Chopin's classic novel, The Awakening. At Grand Isle Edna becomes conscious of her restrictive marriage in a male dominated society. Her awakening originates with her experiences at Grand Isle but fully develops upon her return to the city, where she completes her transformation from her roles as wife and mother to an independent woman. The setting at the beginning of the novel is the Grand Isle, a popular Creole island resort....   [tags: essays papers]

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Freudian Psychoanalysis and the Awakening

- Freudian Psychoanalysis and the Awakening Sigmund Freud, the preeminent, 19th century, European neurologist and psychologist, designed a theory he labelled “psychoanalysis,” a theory which would transcend all borders and integrate itself deeply into many facets of society. In fact, an American named Kate Chopin, wrote a book entitled The Awakening, which was published at the turn of the 19th century, in which this theory played an integral role in expressing the complexity, relevance, and growth of the main character....   [tags: Psychology, Literary Review]

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- The Awakening is a novel written by Kate Chopin. The story takes place in the 19th century, in a Victorian society. The Awakening focuses on Edna who is the protagonist in the story, and she is the wife to Mr. Pontellier. It is a story about a woman who tried to transform herself from a housewife and mother into an independent woman but she was not successful. Edna was just a normal wife like the other women in the nineteenth century who played the full role of an ideal woman who obeyed her husband, and cared for her kids....   [tags: independent woman,victorian society,isolation]

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The Awakening of Imperialism in America

- Imperialism is the policy of a state aiming at establishing control beyond its borders over people unwilling to except such control. Because of this unwillingness imperialist policy always involves the use of power against its victims. It has therefore often been considered morally reprehensive, and the term has been employed in international propaganda to discredit an opponent’s policy. In the Nineteenth Century America, this was conveyed as the awakening of economic and political values. Principally, the goal was to seize the market of raw materials for its cultural gains and to create dominion by appealing to a wide range of people....   [tags: Political Science]

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A Crude Awakening- The Oil Crash

- A Crude Awakening - The Oil crash This paper will explore the reasons for why the Oil Crash is a social problem and try to come up with solutions as to what we can do in order to keep our civilization going the way it is, keep the stability of the economy and sustain the natural environment. Sustainability means that we should be able to meet the demands of our current lifestyle and live an adequate life while also allowing the future generation to do so in their time without compromising them (Oskamp, p.496)....   [tags: Social Problems, Oil Crash, Economy]

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Awakening The Society From the Silence

- Awakening the society from the silence There are a number of ways to create silence and noise today is the most common way to create silence. The sound of silence connotes a meaning of our inability to communicate with one another in the midst of our own voice in which it builds barriers that separate people from others. The key for better relationship in people, community, society and the world is to challenge and fight for decentralization of power that ultimately leads to silence of the public....   [tags: Creating a Song, Sounds, Music, Lyrics]

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A Rude Awakening : Obamacare Dilemma

- A Rude Awakening: Obamacare Dilemma “According to the HSC Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008, the percentage of doctors that refuse new Medicaid patients dwarf by about 8 to 10 times the percentage that refuses new private insurance patients” (p.3). Such statistics are one of many important points Scott. W. Atlas addresses in his article, How Obamacare fails the poor and the middle class. Atlas’s thesis is to argue how individuals should take action against Obamacare, since it brings more bad than good, such as the new health insurance attributes that affects millions of Americans, in addition it allows healthcare to become more government controlled which limits an individual’s freedom...   [tags: Argument, Critical thinking]

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The Rude Awakening By Mary Shelley

- The Rude Awakening It all started in the summer of 1816; Mary Shelley an inspiring writer spent her summer in Geneva with her husband Percy along with other writers Lord Byron and Polidori. The summer was rainy and wet causing a confinement indoors for many days. The time they spent indoors left them to entertain their imagination. They shared and read old ghost stories, until Byron suggested that they “each write a ghost story” of their own (Shelley 22). Shelley contemplated on how to find her story....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, William Godwin]

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Edna’s Suicide in The Awakening

- The Awakening by Kate Chopin ends with the death of the main character, Edna Pontellier. Stripping off her clothes, she swims out to sea until her arms can no longer support her, and she drowns. It was not necessarily a suicide, neither was it necessarily the best option for escaping her problems. We are told that she walks down to the beach “rather mechanically,” (Chopin 108) and that she doesn’t think about much, other than the heat of the sun. This doesn’t seem terribly interesting until we read that the reason she isn’t thinking is because she had, “done all the thinking which was necessary after Robert went away, when she lay awake upon the sofa till morning.” (Chopin 108) This means t...   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Edna's Infatuation in The Awakening

- What is the difference between infatuation and love. This has been a topic of conversation for years, and yet we still have never figured out the exact answer to the question. By Webster’s Online Dictionary the definition of love is “affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests”(Webster’s). This is precisely how Edna Pontellier believes she feels about Robert Lebrun in “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin. Although on the contrary the definition of infatuation is “to cause to be foolish : deprive of sound judgment”(Webster’s), and this is more so the truth for Edna....   [tags: Kate Chopin]

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- Edna Pontellier, the protagonist of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899) who would not allow anyone to possess her, is an example of how the cult of domesticity, prevalent in the nineteenth century, oppressed women as passionless mothers who worship their husbands. While Edna isolates herself from her husband, Leonce, she also isolates herself from her children and, thus, from motherhood. However, Chopin utilizes the motherhood metaphor to illustrate Edna’s own rebirth as she awakens throughout the novel....   [tags: Edna pontellier, culture, patriarchy]

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The Awakening by Edna Pontellier

- “Whatever we may do or attempt, despite the embrace and transports of love, the hunger of lips, we are always alone” (Chopin 581.7). In Kate Chopin’s story The Awakening, not only is this the quote that Edna Pontellier identifies with when Mrs. Ratignolle plays piano for her, but it is also the perfect description of the struggle in which Mrs. Pontellier faces. Though, The Awakening was considered sexually charged and risqué for its time, when one analyzes this quote and the original title of Kate Chopin’s story, A Solitary Soul, they come to the realization that there is more to this story than just sex (562)....   [tags: solitary person, free woman, sex]

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The Awakening 's Marxist Undertones

- The Awakening’s Marxist Undertones Mamata Banerjee once said, “We are not Marxist or Capitalist; we are for the poor people”, and that perfectly symbolizes the Marxist cause. Many Marxist views are represented in many books throughout history, and they help to prove how bad Capitalism truly is. In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening there lie many subtleties of Marxism and its ideals. Chopin injects the ideals into the novel through characters’ actions and behaviors. Three characters in particular represent the evils of Capitalism in the teachings of Marxist, and those characters are Edna Pontellier, Léonce Pontellier, and Robert Lebrun....   [tags: Marxism, Social class, Karl Marx, Bourgeoisie]

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The Awakening By William Shakespeare

- The awakening is a story where the protagonist Edna rediscovers herself as an independent woman. She breaks the rules that were implemented in the society of the time period she lived in. Edna was married to Leonce and had children, however she was not attached to her family, and it was not because she didn’t love them, but she was not a devoted mother and wife. Edna starts to feel attraction towards Robert who was known for his tendency to seek married women. When Robert leaves to Mexico, Edna wants to live in a separate house from her husband....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Love, Marriage]

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Essay on Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House

- Importance of Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House       Female companions are very important to the development of the main characters in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle, in The Awakening, and Kristine Linde, in A Doll House, help Edna Pontellier and Nora Helmer discover their inner selves.   Mademoiselle Reisz, Madame Ratignolle, and Kristine Linde all act as role models for the protagonists. Edna deeply admires Mademoiselle Reisz's piano playing....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Second Great Awakening

- The Second Great Awakening was a religious revival. It influenced the entire country to do good things in society and do what was morally correct. The Second Great Awakening influenced the North more than it did the South and on a whole encouraged democratic ideas and a better standard for the common man and woman. The Second Great Awakening made people want to repent the sins they had made and find who they were. It influenced the end of slavery, abolitionism, and the ban of alcohol, temperance....   [tags: religion, abolitionism, slavery]

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The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

- The Awakening is set in 1899, a time when the Industrial Revolution and the women's movement were just beginning , conversely, still overshadowed by the attitudes of society in the 19th century. Kate Chopin's idea that a woman’s needs were important was somewhat radical, especially since women were not considered to be independent, and women’s rights were still being fought for. Edna's major conflict is her need for independence and personal fulfillment while still trying to conform to her traditional upbringing....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Kate Chopin]

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The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, a woman's entrapment within a patriarchal society reveals to her the bonds of having to live up the society's standards which further demonstrates the corruption and skewed perspectives of the post-Victorian era. In the novella, Edna Pontellier's, a wife of a rich Creole businessman, sexual and spiritual desires surface themselves which distinguishes a separation between her pursuit of happiness and her responsibilities as a mother and wife. As an oppressed character, she does anything in her power to achieve freedom, no matter how sinful the acts to getting there may be....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Analysis]

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Questions On The Great Awakening

- William Smith Smith AP US History – 7 10/6/2014 Chapter 4-7 Essential Questions 1. During the Great Awakening, there was an explosion of different denominations that divided the population substantially. People began to move away from state churches and started embracing the idea of freedom of religion. Many revivalists criticized state churches as a regulated version of true faith, and founded their own churches. These protests were especially heard from the lower classes, who loved the idea of separating from the wealthy state churches....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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The Awakening By Kate Chopin

- The 19th and 20th centuries were a time period of change. The world saw many changes from gender roles to racial treatment. Many books written during these time periods reflect these changes. Some caused mass outrage while others helped to bring about change. In the book The Awakening by Kate Chopin, gender roles can be seen throughout the novel. Some of the characters follow society’s “rules” on what a gender is suppose to do while others challenge it. Feminist Lens can be used to help infer and interpret the gender roles that the characters follow or rebel against....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Role, 20th century]

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The Awakening By Clara Barton

- Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was a game changer in both the Civil War and modern war efforts. Not only did Barton introduce new ways of bringing care to wounded soldiers, she also transformed the ways people viewed women working on the battlefield. Clara Barton was the first woman to stand up for the better of both soldiers on the battlefield and women in the working force. Similar to Clara Barton, Kate Chopin’s protagonist Edna Pontellier, in her novel, The Awakening, serves as a turning point in the Victorian Era for women through her feminist ideals and rebellions against the norms of society....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Victorian era, Wife]

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Kate Chopin 's The Awakening

- American was soaring in the 19th century finding its national identity with new customs and traditions arriving. However the role of women were circumscribed with education opening new roles for women had difficulty finding employment in traditional jobs. The only hope women had for social status and financial support were in marriages. In marriage, many women were treated inhuman by abusive husband and were in caged at their home to complete tasks and take care of the children. Some middle-class white women invented new roles for themselves by taking interest in social causes, for example Jane Addams an American activist and a leader in women’s suffrage and world peace to work for a perma...   [tags: Marriage, Gender role, Sociology, Wife]

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Great Awakening vs Enlightenment

- Both the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment had significant impacts on society in the 1700s and even had long-term effects that can be recognized today. The Great Awakening was a religious revival which emphasized every person’s potential to break away from their past and begin anew in their relationship with God. It was considered the first great American revival, and was the result of concerns about declining piety and growing secularism. The Enlightenment, conversely, focused on human rationality and science as methods of making decisions and coming to conclusions....   [tags: Types of Revival]

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Review of the Movie Awakenings

- The movie Awakenings is a touching movie with an inspiring plot line and characterization. The movie tries to show how one doctor will do anything to help people who catatonic. Awakenings helps us understand why we must be willing to challenge conventional wisdom to help those in need. This movie which is based on a true story is an inspiring story about a doctor willing to push the limits, and it is best examined through the plot line, the characterization, and some of the drawbacks of the movie Awakenings....   [tags: Robert Deniro, Robin Williams, film analysis]

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What was Edna's Awakening?

- The roles we fill in society are what define us as a person. Many times, we do not choose our own place, but we still are obligated to fill it. Some societies have limited roles, especially for minorities such as blacks, women, and so on. However, in a society with an endless number of options, where people are free to be anything they want to be, how is it that one-woman still feels lost. Kate Chopin's book, The Awakening, tells the story of just that. A woman named Edna Pontellier is 28 years old living in New Orleans at the end of the 19th century....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kate Chopin]

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The Life of Kate Chopin Compared to the Life of Edna Potilier

- The events of Kate Chopin's life strongly influence the feminist traits of Edna Pontilier, the main character in her novel The Awakening. Kate Chopin is known for her literary works that exemplify culture in New Orleans, Louisiana, and of women's struggles for freedom. Pontilier also demonstrates a woman's struggle in the 1800's and their search for a better and more independent future. The lives of Kate Chopin and Edna Pontilier are similar in their feminist views and strong urge for a free and independent life....   [tags: The Awakening]

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Spring Awakening

- “Ignorance and innocence are not always synonymous” (Ziegler 5) is the moral of Frank Wedekind’s play, Frühlings Erwachen, which was first performed in 1906. Wedekind employs satire to warn against the dangers of lack of education for the youth of the play. Spring Awakening, as it is known to English audiences, tells the story of three teenagers, who are being awakened to their sexual desires. However, they are entirely unprepared to deal with these desires. Thus, “the awakening leads to death” (Boa, Spring Awakening 27) in the case of two of the characters and leads the third character to become “imprisoned as a moral degenerate.” (Ziegler 5) In 2007, Spring Awakening: A New Musical, based...   [tags: Frank Wedekind, Frühlings Erwachen]

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themeaw Themes and Fate in The Awakening and Madame Bovary

- Themes and Fate in The Awakening and Madame Bovary         Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary are both tales of women indignant with their domestic situations; the distinct differences between the two books can be found in the authors' unique tones.  Both authors weave similar themes into their writings such as, the escape from the monotony of domestic life, dissatisfaction with marital expectations and suicide.  References to "fate" abound throughout both works.  In The Awakening, Chopin uses fate to represent the expectations of Edna Pontellier's aristocratic society.  Flaubert uses "fate" to portray his characters' compulsive methods of dealing with thei...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Society's Restrictive Roles for Women Exposed in The Awakening

- In the late 1800's, as well as the early 1900's, women felt discriminated against by men and by society in general. Men generally held discriminatory and stereotypical views of women. Women had no control over themselves and were perceived to be nothing more than property to men. They were expected to live up to a perfect image that society had created, while trying to comply with their husbands' desires. While many women felt dissatisfied with their lives, they would not come out and say it. However, in 1899, Kate Chopin wrote The Awakening, which showed women that they were not alone....   [tags: discrimination towards women]

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The Comparisson Between Edna Pontellier Character and a Poem

- The Awakening In The Awakening, Edna Pontellier is a selfish character. She wishes to live her life the way she wants without anyone interfering. She did not start selfish, but grew selfish as her hidden desires were awakened. Her selfishness comes from her complete disregard for anyone’s happiness besides her own. Edna refuses to attend her sister’s wedding, describing the event as lamentable. Even if Edna did not want to attend, a wedding is for the bride and groom’s happiness. She is unable to compromise any of her own desires for the happiness of others....   [tags: Mark Twain, the awakening, song of myself]

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Second Great Awakening in the United States

- The Second Great Awakening was a powerful religious revival during the mid 1800s, lead by the preacher Charles G. Finney. Common beliefs and traditional customs were challenged as Americans explored new ideas of a religious lifestyle and morals. Expression within such environments mimicked societal ideals of increasing civil rights, and sought purity by avoiding misbehavior from intoxication. As a result, movements such as those against alcohol consumption and slave ownership became a controversial part of the search for utopia....   [tags: Alcohol, Morality, Slavery]

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Edna's Freedom in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- Freedom means to be able to do what one desires to do without being restricted from doing that action. In Kate Chopin’s book The Awakening, she displays how the protagonist, Edna, escapes from her relationship and society .She feels cornered by society and she is not satisfied with her relationship. Mr.Pontellier Edna’s husband does not treat her with respect, but as if she is a child. Edna is trying to get out of the relationship because she wants to be treated equally (Chopin). During the 1800s, oppression of women was beginning to happen more frequently with women not taking anymore of the unfair rights and actions toward women....   [tags: relationships, protagonist, suffrage]

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Exploring Freedom in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin, in The Awakening, poses an important question: can freedom exist in a society that advocates and supports confinement through the means of reputation, decency, and other social factors. The various characters in the novel make up three levels of awareness of freedom—ignorance, enlightenment, and pursuit. Kate Chopin uses these types of awareness to show that true freedom can never be obtained. The majority of the characters in The Awakening are completely unaware of the freedom that Kate Chopin writes about....   [tags: ignorance, enlightenment, pursuit]

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Childhood Experiences in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, her protagonist, Edna Pontellier, a displaced woman of the 19th century lives a life influenced by the men in her society. Edna, a stranger in her own home, has a difficult time accepting traditional roles in society and her role as a mother. People of society in 19th century America, especially in the New Orleans, stigmatized women who felt the need to leave the home and disregard their duties as unacceptable ladies. Evidently Edna is looked down upon for her erratic behavior....   [tags: edna pontellier, sexual awarness]

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A Spiritual Awakening: A Reflection On Spiritual Films

- A Spiritual Awakening: A Reflection On Spiritual Films “What I thought was unreal, now for me... seems in some ways to be more real than what I think to be real... which seems now more to be unreal.” What the Bleep Do We Know, Fred Alan Wolf, Theoretical Physicist Spirituality is often approached either as a dogma with an emphasis on scripture and sacred texts, or as ritual with an emphasis on the legal norms. Certainly, many of the studies on religion have approached it from one of these angles....   [tags: Cinematography, Movies, Religion]

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