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The Awakening - Kate Chopin
The Awakening
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When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds... show more
When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situation.Aside f
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ISBN: 9781772261387
Publisher: Ostrich Books
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
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MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
4.0 The Awakening
Huh... I'm not sure how I feel about this one right now, but I'm a bit concerned with how much I related to Edna. Minus the loveless marriage, because I do love my husband and he loves me, and I'm not really worried I'll find my own "Robert," because I don't need one. I actually didn't really know w...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
3.0 The Awakening
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
2.0 The Awakening
I know this is suppose to be a huge book for feminism, but I didn't like it. She just seems so unsatisfied in every situation. I don't know why she became a mother in the first place, and I think committing suicide because you want to have an affair with someone that won't adjust their morals is p...
nente
nente rated it
2.0 The Awakening
Read this just to mark it with a cross, and it really does not deserve more these days. I have nothing against the feminist message in here (which, by the way, is not "sleep with whoever you want", but rather "a woman can be a fulfilled personality without marriage and must not be hurried into marry...
evanjclark
evanjclark rated it
5.0 Basic Humanity 101
There are a few books all authors should read, and a few that all humans should read, whether a reader or writer. The Awakening falls into the second category. I've read this book 4 times now, twice for Literature courses, once for my own entertainment, but the first time was as a requirement to g...
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