Janie's Feminism In The Awakening

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Janie`s feminism is visible also through her strong sense of individualism. Her story presented in the novel is often considered “as a vehicle of feminist protest through its condemnation of the restrictiveness of bourgeois marriage and through its exploration of intraracial sexism and male violence” (Jordan, 1988). Her struggle in which she wants to free herself from her grandmother`s influence is presented as a gradual process. In her first marriage, she is not strong enough to decide for herself. More importantly, Janie gets married for the first time because her grandmother wants her to do so. She hopes that her granddaughter will find financial security and, what is more, she will not have to work. Janie`s second husband also does not

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