The Awakening was a self description of Edna Pontellier. Edna went through a major transformation period during the book. Edna went from a being a housewife who was obedient to a strong independent woman with emotions that she no longer suppressed. Edna wants her own identity apart from her husband and kids. The rebelliousness of Edna is an example of her inter conflict. The Awakening is a prime example of a self vs. self conflict.
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