Women In The Awakening

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In The Awakening the main women characters I focused on are Edna Pontellier, Adele Ratignolle, and Mademoiselle Reisz. I also made some notes about the lady in black and Mariequita. Edna is a twenty eight year old married woman with two children. Early on in the book it was apparent that she was unhappy with her marriage. Her husband accused her of neglecting their children and not being attentive enough with them. He said, “If it was not a mother’s place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(pg.5) She stayed up and cried alone after the accusations, and it was not uncommon to cry alone and not express their feelings to their husbands in this time period. Throughout the book she was having these “awakening” experiences discovering
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