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Unformatted text preview: “The Sufferings of Life and the Relief of Death” By Stephanie Pham Introduction For this essay, I wanted to highlight Edna’s awakening and what the consequences of her newfound independence were. Throughout her life and marriage, Edna was confined to a sphere of domesticity and because of that, she never really got to experience the full spectrum of life until she decides to deviate from societal expectations. However, while she seems to discover herself, straying from normal standards has unfortunate consequences for her. My thesis for this photo essay was that through her novel, Kate Chopin may be attempting to convey the message that only death can release people from strong emotions and because of that, it prevails over everything. To argue my points, I took pictures symbolizing Edna’s awakening, wherein she begins to discover the aforementioned strong feelings for the first time. She is described as radiant and coming into her own identity. However, it seems that once someone has experienced such into her own identity....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Gainesville State.
- Spring '08
- The Awakening, mrs. pontellier, aforementioned strong feelings, Johnson High School, Victorian Web page, Gainesville State College