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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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Even though the entire plot of this novel can be summed up as, "woman sits around and does nothing while having feminine thoughts", there is a resounding beauty in its monotony. The Awakening is a quick and affecting novel (especially with that ending). While I do think that it may be slightly subject to over-hype, there is no contesting its importance as an early feminist work. And on that account, I would recommend it.
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Michelle Polk I liked the ending. Im not for (that) but the pain that would be afflicted on all the other characters was too much.


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