As Edna awakens to her selfhood and sensuality, she also awakens to art.
Originally, Edna “dabbled” with sketching “in an unprofessional way” (Chopin 543). She attempts to sketch Adèle Ratignolle, but the picture “bore no resemblance” to its subject.
[tags: awakening, kate chopin] - Females in the late 1800s were expected to know their place in society and stay within parameters that were set by the population.
These parameters including being a perfect mother figure, and needing a husband to provide a place to live, food, and money for spending.
In addition, this main character, Edna Pontellier, challenges the positions and actions expected of women during this time in the 1890’s....
[tags: Marriage, Wife, The Awakening, Bird] - Illogical, submissive, and sensual are some of the words used to describe the view of women during the nineteenth century.
The novel shows how two women’s lives influence Edna throughout the novel.
Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle are both in their own way strong, motherly influences in Edna’s life....
The feminist movement occurred in the twentieth century.
Many people are not aware of the purpose of the feminist movement.