Irony In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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This passage within "The Awakening" created by Kate Chopin is a great example of the "awakening" of the character within the story. Some important parts of this excerpt would be the allusion seen as "perhaps more wisdom than the Holy Ghost is usually pleased to vouchsafe to any woman". This allusion is stating that even god himself is not okay with the thought of a woman having such advanced wisdom. This shows how much the women were oppressed that even God is thought to think less of women as well. The diction of the piece also contributes towards the idea of her advanced wisdom. You can feel the gravity of her realization with the use of the writers diction including words that induce thought such as "ponderous" or "shadowy anguish". The
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