Awakening Essay - Summer Brown Somers AP Literature Block 1 20 November 2016 1970 Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit

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Summer Brown Somers AP Literature, Block 1 20 November 2016 1970 - Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you (a) briefly describe the standards of the fictional society in which the character exists and (b) show how the character is affected by and responds to those standards. In your essay do not merely summarize the plot. Many a novel has portrayed the grand rebellion of societal expectations through some kind of hero. But controversial and unique to its time, Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, utilizes a heroine to critique and call to question questionable aspects of the society to which it was written. At the time, the criticism Chopin wrote about caused major uproar amongst readers and probably those beyond. Whether this happened because the patriarchal society of the time saw nothing wrong with their way of life, or similarly (but even more astonishing) that a woman had the audacity to abandon the morals set for her and every other woman of the time, The Awakening

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