The Awakening Introduction and Literary Theory - The Awakening Introduction(Read from pages 171-241 by Monday I II Literary Criticisms A Critical

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The Awakening Introduction (Read from pages 171-241 by Monday) I. Literary Criticisms A. Critical Responses in 1899 1. “...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 response 1. #sorrynotsorry C. Contemporary Lens 1. 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 Controversy 1. She was described as: a) Feminist b) Colorist c) Regionalist d) Romantic e) Anti-Romantic 2. 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 Perspectives A. Realism 1. Accurate imitation on life 2. Drawn to present the reader with actual life experiences 3. Topics include a) Love

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