Essay On Edna Pontellier In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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A passage from the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, “She would give up the unessential, but she would never sacrifice herself for her children.” (Page 155, Chopin) The novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin emphasizes the ideas of feminism, motherhood, and the social expectations of an individual in the time period. This novel is about a married woman exploring for more personal freedom and a more fulfilling life. In 1899 when the novel was first published, both critics and the public felt that the novel was so disturbing and morbid that it was banned. Readers of the novel argue on whether Edna Pontellier is considered justified or not justified from abandoning her children and withdrawing from her marriage. Many readers question whether Edna Pontellier is considered heroic or cowardly. Edna Pontellier is far heroic due to her act of independence. Edna Pontellier is a very brave character.
Edna Pontellier is a very heroic character due to her act of independence. A passage from the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, “I shall have a grand dinner before I leave the old house!” (Page 108, Chopin) This passage from the text emphasizes the idea of independence because Edna Pontellier separated from her husband and was able to provide for herself. Consequently, Edna Pontellier
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Edna Pontellier was indeed a heroic woman due to her act of independence. Edna Pontellier was not only heroic but brave. Edna Pontellier separated from her husband and moved into a new residence by herself which inspired other women from her community thus she was heroic. She was able to communicate with her husband and inform him that she is abandoning her home and was able to manage herself without approval from her husband, Edna Pontellier was an inspiring, brave, heroic, and independent woman. Kate Chopin portrays the idea of femininity on the count of the inequality towards women in the time
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