Oppression Of Women In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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Women had always been abased in the history of the United States. The mindset of its society held was projected in a manner that coerces a female to internalize her train of thought. With the adulation of men, the women become puppets of their surroundings. They are expected to live a militaristic life in which they submit to every command addressed to them. Harsh and brutal as it may be, they are to adhere to every order directed to them. Serving as a brink to ignite the fire inside women; this way of thinking has become the catalyzing agent in fueling women with a passion to reveal the enigmas that were left in their mind. The suppressions of both thought and behavior around them has caused them to do what is thought to be impossible for, and to step out of their comfort zone to discover and capture their independence instead of being defined by the men in their lives. The Awakening, Kate Chopin’s archaic yet contemporary novel tracks the bravery of Edna as a woman of her time. Set in 1899, she portrayed a courage that was unknown to many female at the time; she was able to rise above society’s norms and judgement to ascertain capture her freedom.
History shows exactly how society had conditioned women to think that their life is contingent to men. Happily, they have
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For many, letting go of something precious to them is their only way of achieving it. The Awakening captures someone who was willing to go as far as possible to achieve what is necessary. Edna portrayal as one who enjoys freedom is Kate Chopin’s way of showing the confinement women had to follow quietly in her time. The novel itself is an epiphany to help society realize that slavery of the women is not acceptable. Instead of being concealed, women would rather not live at all because submitting to someone that does not take their beautiful characteristics into consideration is like putting a lion into a cage that will do everything possible to
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