Suicide In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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The Awakening Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. Throughout the book The Awakening, Edna shows signs of depression. A lot of things that happen in the book worsen her depression. Eventually Edna feels that her only option is to commit suicide. Edna shows a lot of signs of depression. Edna doesn’t want to take care of her children, she is sad after Robert leaves, and she eventually commits suicide. Depression is a state that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, and feelings. People that are depressed feel sad, empty, hopeless, worthless, guilty, or irritable. They might lose interest in activities that they once enjoyed. They might experience loss of appetite or overeating. They also may have problems concentrating, and may attempt or even commit suicide. Women have depression twice as often as men. Social aspects may lead to high rates of depression in women, including stress from work, family responsibilities, and the roles and expectations of women. Edna doesn’t want to take care of her children. When Leonce tells her that her child has a fever, she thinks that the child is fine. He told her that he was annoyed with her inattention, and neglect of their children. After that, Edna goes into the children’s room to check on them. Edna goes back to her room and then begins to cry. Edna felt…show more content…
She swims too far and couldn’t swim back, and it’s implied that she committed suicide. Edna felt like she wasn’t living how she wanted to live, and she was depressed. She didn’t want to be a wife, or a mother. She wanted to be with herself. Edna felt like she couldn’t tell anyone how she was feeling. She kept all her emotions inside and didn’t tell anyone how she felt. That is another sign of depression. Edna’s suicide shows self-possession, not withdrawal from a problem. She takes control over her body and herself. Edna’s suicide is related to a lack of people who can empathize with her and
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