Kate Chopin: The Awakening - Edna´s suicide: The Awakening to inner freedom


Seminar Paper, 2003

8 Pages, Grade: 1,7 (A-)


Abstract or Introduction

In this research paper I will analyse the main character of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, Edna Pontellier, and discuss reasons for her suicide. Edna step by step relieves herself from the obligations of her surrounding and undergoes a development that leads to new strength and independence. However, Edna never succeeds in reaching full individuality and goes the only possible way: she commits suicide. The novel gives several hints that lead to the conclusion that Edna’s suicide is an act of liberalization. Edna is surrounded by a society she cannot identify with and does not want to be part of. The role of the woman in the 19 th century was clearly limited to being a mother and wife. Edna does not feel satisfied with this life, as she desires to make her own rules and decisions. During her awakening, she brakes free from the social conventions and tries to lead an independent life. Yet although Edna begins to be independent, the only way she can complete her intention is to commit suicide.

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Title
Kate Chopin: The Awakening - Edna´s suicide: The Awakening to inner freedom
College
University of Freiburg  (English Seminar)
Course
Seminar
Grade
1,7 (A-)
Author
Year
2003
Pages
8
Catalog Number
V23899
ISBN (eBook)
9783638269124
File size
472 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Kate, Chopin, Awakening, Edna´s, Awakening, Seminar
Quote paper
Nicola Dürr (Author), 2003, Kate Chopin: The Awakening - Edna´s suicide: The Awakening to inner freedom, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/23899

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