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    Broken Wing

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    Ugh. I had almost finished my grocery shopping when I remembered. At least I was still in the store. Pushing my cart all the way to the back of the store again, I spotted the forgotten item. Well, actually, it was a case of forgotten items; 24 single serving bottles of water. No big deal. Right? Wrong. It wouldn’t have been a big deal. But for a couple of weeks, I had been dealing with an aggravating ache in my upper right arm. The P.E. teacher at my school had diagnosed my pain as, most

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    The Awakening

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    The Awakening Analytical Essay THE AWAKENING Throughout Kate Chopin’s, The Awakening, numerous scenes of birth and renewal are depicted. Various symbols placed throughout the book show Edna Pontellier’s awakenings. For instance, many references are made to oceans and water. It is in the water that Edna has her first rebirth, but it is also the place where she chooses to die. Water symbolizes life, which is the reason that Edna’s renewal takes place there, but it also symbolizes darkness and

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    Themes and Images in The Awakening

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    of the sun. The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in the abysses of solitude. All along the white beach, up and down, there was no living thing in sight. A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled down, down to the water." Chapter XXXIX Edna Pontellier, a woman no longer certain of who she is. A woman no longer sure of her position in life, of who she is supposed to

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    Povero’s Luck

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    his clothes on the line when a small bird fell from the sky and into the woods near his shack. He ran to the woods to find the small bird lying on its back with a broken wing. He carefully picked up the bird and carried him to the back of his house. He set him down on the cleanest blanket he could find. He tended the bird’s broken wing well, and after a week, the bird was ready to fly again. Before he left, the bird told Povero that if he ... ... middle of paper ... ... his soldiers.” So together

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    In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the proper Creole woman Edna Pontellier moves increasingly away from the social norms of obedience and submission for women, as a mother or a wife; she seeks her freedom by asserting her independence- rather than being a popular and devoted caged bird to her husband and sons, she begins several love affairs and embarks on an artistic, hedonistic lifestyle. However, at the end of the novel, she is unable to convince her love Robert Lebrun to follow her path towards

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    blades to see if her wings were strong, she said, The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.” (83) Mademoiselle Reisz was asking Edna if she was ready to take on the consequences of going against tradition and expectations. Just before her death Edna sees “a bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled down, down to the water.” The bird finally gives up and with a broken wing is not strong enough to

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    People label things as “normal” because they have become habituated with these things. Beth Harry’s book, Melanie, Bird with a Broken Wing, her ideal view of a mother is challenged when she gives birth to a child with cerebral palsy. Through her story, she provides an insight into what she felt as a mother of a child with a disability and her journey up until Melanie’s death. The memoir left me with mixed emotions because, in the beginning, Harry expressed her thought of wanting her child to die

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    Use of Imagery in Chopin’s The Awakening Several passages in The Awakening struck me because of their similar imagery—a bird, wings, and nudity. The first passage I looked at is in Chapter 9 where Edna Pontellier has a vision of a naked man “standing beside a desolate rock” (47) on a beach who is watching a bird fly away. This image was evoked by a one particular piece that Mme Ratignolle plays which Edna significantly calls “Solitude. ” Apparently Edna frequently envisions certain images while

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    The Awakening Essay

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    awakening. Edna first starts out trapped, like the parrot, doing as she is trained to do, then awakens and speaks her opinions, like the mockingbird, and after her awakening she realizes she never obtained freedom and becomes the bird with the broken wing. Edna found herself in her awakening, learning to speak her opinion; however, she remained alone throughout it. Edna might have been able to fly strong if she had more support, “…let us bear that birds fly in flocks and not alone” (Clark 346), if

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    changes, such as the “million lights of the sun” in the suicide scene comparing to the soothing night in the previous one and the “bird with a broken wing” in the suicide scene circling down into the ocean, suggest that Edna submits to the world powered by man, and does not have the courage to truly break out of the society, just like the bird with a broken

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