Chopin writes to awaken the senses, and her style is one of beauty and uniqueness Throughout Kate Chopin's dramatic novel The Awakening, she tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a woman who throughout the story tries to find herself using various different methods until it leads to her untimely demise.
The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.I believe there are many points in the story that can be considered to be very relevant to the time it was written, expressing ideas of the approaching feminist movement and building up an awareness of what was happening to women and the forthcoming feminist movement Rain is used as a symbol of the cleansing of evil and impurities Symbols add meaning and depth to the text. With her new feelings she starts to spend more time on herself like learning how to swim and disregards her children. The use of religion is also interesting in the way the town people and Pastor Mander uses it. As a woman, I want to have a voice in my marriage, and I want to make decisions along with my husband, if I decide to marry. Although Lonce Pontellier didnt seem to play a part in her life, he did. They are related to the dominating characters which makes them important. One constant and re-emerging symbol is the sea. Chopin moved to New Orleans after her marriage and lived there for twelve years until the death of her husband. At the poem opens the tone of the speaker is childish and picayune.
Most of the women she wrote about in her stories also shared these characteristics. In addition to this, women were given few choices for marriage many times it was for status, and for women at this point it was also for their whole life The movement that created all these revolutionary changes was called the feminist movement.
Upon looking deeper the reader realizes, through the use of general symbolism, the author portrayed the daydreams about a better life by a middle-aged woman, recalling the events of her past, and picturing what her future will be like.
Water symbolizes life, which is the reason that Edna's renewal takes place there, but it also symbolizes darkness and death.
The first spoken sentences of the novel, are curiously enough, squawked by But the sheer, inescapable reality of childbirth breaks into that space and roots her entirely to the here and now. This essay lists some of the major symbols with explanations of their importance. At age of five, Kate was sent to a Catholic school.
The order of the stanzas followed the order of present, past, then future. Sadly, The Awakening falls short of one major criteria of the canon that can not be overlooked.