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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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Sep 22, 07

Read in January, 2002

I hated this book BOTH times I read it at the ages of 15 and 20. The second time through, I could enjoy the writing at least. The story, which pleads to be a foretaste of revolutionary feminism, is actually just a book about a woman who didn't have the strength or courage to pave a better way and therefore drown herself in order to achieve "freedom."
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I disagree. I think the difference between Edna and all the other freedom seeking heroines is that Edna did try and make life better for herself. She moved out of her house, got her own place, and began supporting herself with her painting. I think loosing Robert was too much to deal with. She shouldn't have killed herself though, that was dumb.


Christine Mann Owens You know what is funny? I LOVED this book both times when I read and reread around the same age! I also did a project/website about it in college. I wonder if I would like it now?


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