role_of_men_in_awakening

role_of_men_in_awakening - Peter O'Dowd Intro to Literature...

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Peter O’Dowd Intro to Literature Professor Polke The Importance of Men in The Awakening Throughout the recent stories that I have read this year, I have been able to conclude that the general role of men is to be in control of relationships as well as the structure of society. While we have been presented with several different personalities within men, it is clear to see that in the end—they dominate the social order and maintain a confident reputation. For example, in the novel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, we are presented with several significant male characters that have varying traits. Robert, on one hand, experiences an awakening just as Edna has. He comes to a crossroad, wherein he must choose between leaving to go to Mexico in order to sacrifice his ‘inappropriate’ love for Edna or pursuing those feelings. On the other hand, we grow familiar with Alcee Arobin. He defies society’s expectations as well as becomes intimate with the married protagonist, while at the same time is an idolized male of the the New Orleans
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Campisi during the Spring '08 term at Marist.

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