The Sufferings of Life and the Relief of Death

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“The Sufferings of Life and  the Relief of Death” By Stephanie Pham
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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 
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