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The Awakening: A Woman"s Fight for Independence
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Right from the beginning the plot is almost conveniently evident. You find a woman, Edna Pontellier, tired of living her life as a pampered and "owned" wife and mother. She is searching for much more in her life, some sort of meaning for her whole existence. She searches for a long time but in the end, the inevitability of her life"s pattern and direction wraps around her, suffocating her. She is overcome with wonder, confusion, and guilt for what she believes and what she does to express her beliefs. She finally finds a way to beat the "proper" 1890"s lifestyle...
character. Her fight for independence against a social world that shows no mercy was a courageous task to try and accomplish. She tried hard and even though she failed, it is her strength in which she fought that captured the hearts of the readers. Her struggle and fight in the plot is inspirational and makes a person realize just lucky they are to be able to speak their minds and do as they wish. It also contains a fresh touch of reality with its shocking ending, leaving you with the slightest hint of doubt, was it all worth it?
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