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The Awakening Introduction(Read from pages 171-241 by Monday)I.Literary CriticismsA.Critical Responses in 18991.“...its disagreeable glimpses of sensuality”2.The book was criticized for its sensuality and its thematic ideologies; was poorly received. Accused of corrupting its audience.3.Basically, women cannot write about women and their “desires”.B.Chopin’s response1.#sorrynotsorryC.Contemporary Lens1.Came back in a very popular way; it wasn’t introduced again until the 70s.2.The craft and thematic idea was generally praised.a)She is known to be poetic.b)Has difficult theme.D.Contemporary Controversy1.She was described as:a) Feministb) Coloristc)Regionalistd) Romantice)Anti-Romantic2.They are still debating what the literary aesthetic the novel truly represents; it seems to almost transcend time and their respective literary movements.II.Literary PerspectivesA. Realism1.Accurate imitation on life2.Drawn to present the reader with actual life experiences3.Topics includea) Love