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Awakening can be instantaneous?
El Hachemi El Jun 10, 2011 01:27AM
Yes, Awakening of the Mind can be instantaneous !
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I feel there's no specific indication in the book that Edna's "awakening" is instantaneous. I tend to see it more as a gradual thing, a buildup. Her childhood, marriage, husband, kids, housekeeping, her art, other people -- they all contributed to her resolution in the end.

deleted user I agree. It's the inexorable and slow immersion into the ocean, the figurative ocean of awakening, rather than simply diving into awareness.
Nov 17, 2011 07:26PM
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Ashley Feller Yes, this was a gradual process for Edna. I believe she was deprived of her innermost desires. She was much like a simmering pot of water that eventua ...more
Nov 11, 2012 02:52PM

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