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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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Kate Chopin
“But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult! The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation.
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Kate Chopin
“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Kate Chopin
“She turned her face seaward to gather in an impression of space and solitude, which the vast expanse of water, meeting and melting with the moonlit sky, conveyed to her excited fancy. As she swam she seemed to be reaching out for the unlimited in which to lose herself.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Kate Chopin
“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Kate Chopin
“but whatever came, she had resolved never again to belong to another than herself.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening


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