The Importance Of Self Identity In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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In Kate Chopin's,The Awakening it has been the talk of many critics due to Choplin's conversational topic about women's freedom.Woman in the Victorian era are powerless and have little say so in what they choose to do.Throughout the novel Edna faces struggles with her independence and the persecutions woman faced in this society.There are many symbolisms that help show the struggles that Edna faced and how she overcame it.

Throughout the novel, Edna struggles with self identity and who she is living for.When Edna leaves for the beach in the first chapter it was like she was beginning to see there was much more to life than being a wife and mother.Even though Edna is a meek wife in the first chapter who knew her roles and has the understanding of what she is intend to do each day, she still has thoughts in the back of her head to be who she wants to be.People around her are beginning to see the way she
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Pontellier, "she hasn't been associating with any one. She has abandoned her Tuesdays at home, has thrown over all her acquaintances, and goes tramping about by herself, moping in the street-cars, getting in after dark. I tell you she's peculiar. I don't like it; I feel a little worried over it." (14).With Edna finding herself she felt the best way, was to leave the home she had with her

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