The Struggle to Be a Womyn
“Every step which she took toward relieving herself
from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an
The Awakening by Kate Chopin introduces the reader to
the life of Edna Pontellier, a woman with an independent
nature, searching for her true identity in a patriarchal
society that expects women to be nothing more than devoted
wives and nurturing mothers. In this
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