Edna is the main character in the novel who sacrifices herself in the biggest way possible. She realizes that she cannot face the terms of motherhood and the forced marriage to Leonce Pontellier. Edna wants to be the independent women that she isn’t allowed to be, which the meaning of The Awakening is that people cannot be forced to be in a relationship with a person they don’t truly love. Towards the end of the book after Robert leaves her and as she thinks about her life and the events that have happened that she regretted. Edna said “She was trapped in motherhood.” She didn’t like the lifestyle she was given, she had lost the love for Leonce even though he was in love with her.
Hi Tekia! • Constructive feedback on the Intervention Plan detailed in the Case Summary: Your decision to use a solution-focus approach with Abby seems appropriate for the behaviors she has displayed. Abby gives the impression that she is trying. I am sure she has the knowledge of what would make her life better, even though she may need considerable help describing the details of her desired life. Her willingness to consider your assistance to make home life better brings awareness that she already possesses the minimal skills necessary to create solutions for herself.
From here on, Stone discusses the birth imagery of Kate Chopin and the artistic skills that Edna Pontellier symbolizes. One sign of symbolism that has show is, The Awakening, which is the rebirth of Edna as an artist. Furthermore, Edna’s memories showed figures of regression toward the artistic side. Presumably, some of the three main characters, helped Edna’s artistic birthing and development. Edna has been obtaining mastery over herself and things she would like to do with herself or others.
One theme that has played throughout the novel is freedom ("The Awakening"). Edna wants to find freedom because she feels trapped in her life. Edna Pontellier wants to know what it is like to live outside of being a wife and a mother. Edna tasted a little bit of freedom from her children whenever they went to Iberville. To gain freedom from her husband, she refuses to have sexual relations with him, and she abruptly stopped her Tuesday obligations of meeting people at the house which made him furious.
The slaves would handle the housework. Because they actually had some freedom Aristotle thought that they were out of control. For him, an ideal wife had to stay at home and take care of the house. I 'd characterize the woman in Aristotle 's way as virtuous and obedient. I believe Plutarch says they had those types of liberties for the fact that the husbands would be on campaigns which led the woman to do things on their own.
Adams informs her daughter that the experience of moving to a new city and a new town is great. There is so many reasons to like i, like people are nice, the house is always warm and the house is really nice. Even though she saw no comfort in the other building that were scattered she still found ways to love the new move and make her daughter love it
What Coraline realizes later is that no one is everything to someone. “To be totally all for someone, in fact, is to cease to exist, to be possessed (which is what the other mother offers) (Rudd).” The other mother is manipulative and controlling, she wants to be everything to Coraline to own her. Like when she says, “They say even the proudest spirit can be broken... with love. (Coraline, 2009)” After being offered to stay she realizes this and decides to stay in her world. Coraline knows that she can’t be everything to her parents, but they are not everything to each other either.
This event is pivotal to Vivie’s character; from then on, she loses the developing warmth she had for her mother, and completely blocks all romantic feelings from her life. Vivie’s “failure” would be if she were to succumb to these sentimental and romantic feelings and become a totally romantic individual. However, Vivie’s headstrong character will not allow her to lose all of her morals and practicalities, instead, a reasonable “failure” would be for her to realize and keep these sentimental feelings.
Calixta is ambitious and attempts to gain her momentary freedom by her own actions, where as Louise Mallard obtains her short-lived freedom only by accident, when she learns of her husband’s death. The consequences for the characters differ also. Louise Mallard is so disappointed that her husband is alive and that she will not obtain the freedom she has been longing for that she dies from a heart attack. In contrast, the only consequences for Calixta, being as she didn’t get caught is the guilt for her actions that lives in her conscious. The taste of freedom is short lived by both women.
And you don’t need some two-bit drunken janitor to prove it to you.” She knows she is dreaming, but she also knows her father speaks the truth” (Murphy, 240). Throughout “Rachel in Love,” Rachel struggles with her dual identity and the idea that being dual she is not real because she is unlike anybody else. She sees the representations of women in the magazines and on TV, “she studies the naked women, especially the big breasted woman with purple smudges around her eyes” (Murphy, 234) and feels she is unreal because she does not live up to those expectations. In her dream she is telling herself she is real, that as long as she is comfortable with herself outside the expectations of others she is free to be who she is. This message is empowering because it promotes self-acceptance and avoids defined divisions.
Cher honestly believes that she is taking the"lost soul in there and making her well-dressed and popular.” and that “Her life will be better because of me." Also, Cher proudly says, "What, [because] I 'm devoting myself so generously to someone else?" Emma also correspondingly claims to “take notice of her; improve her; detach her from her bad acquaintance, and introduce her to good society." Emma subconsciously knows that Harriet is not bright and aspires only "to be guided by any one she looked up to." She is therefore deemed as the perfect oblivious specimen for Emma to manage.
Milk served on a silver platter Unhappy with how her life was leading, First Corinthians was determined to give her life a purpose. After many attempts at finding a job she finally landed one as a maid of a white woman. She kept her identity a secret, and started building a life of her own. But, after revealing her concerns of Porter dropping her off closer to her house than usual, she gets reduced to a “Doll-baby,” someone artifical that does whatever their daddy tells them, when Corinthians only wanted to build an independent life for herself without losing her family in the process. But on the other side of her family, Milkman was given an identity and a purpose in life despite how immature and inappropriate he can act.
Her ideas of freedom and a new and exciting life don 't go as she planned. Also another thing that did not meet her expections are the passion and sexual freedom she was seeking. She pines for Robert and her dream of becoming an artist is short lived. Her new life is shattering every time she turns around. Even after leaving her duties of being a mother and wife society still controls her and what she can accomplish
Kate Chopin shows this dismissal bit by bit, yet the idea of parenthood is real subject all through the novel (Chopin & Knights, 2000). Edna is battling against the societal and characteristic structures of parenthood that drive her to be characterized by her title as wife of Leonce Pontellier and mother of Raoul and Etienne Pontellier, rather than being her own, self-characterized person. Through Chopin 's attention on two other female characters, Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle