Edna's Awakening - 725 Words
The Awakening Analysis
Kate Chopin’s The Awakening is a novel critiquing society’s treatment of the late 19th
century’s woman. The story opens in a New Orleans summer in the 1890s, introducing the
story’s main character, Edna Pontellier, and her husband, Leonce. She’s, what you might call, a
reluctant, respectable, 1890s gentlewoman. Later on, we are introduced to Adele Ratignolle, the
ideal housewife or mother-woman,...
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