Reader Response 3

Reader Response 3 - Brooke Galietto October 21, 2011...

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Brooke Galietto October 21, 2011 English 142 A Reader Response #3 Unlike most of her female peers, Edna subconsciously craves freedom, autonomy, and true love while she is locked in a loveless yet socially respected marriage. These may seem like mature and respectable realizations I argue that these feelings confuse Edna and make her ultimately more childish. These desires torment Edna distancing her from the people around her and creating an all-consuming plague of dissatisfaction. Although Edna may come off as selfish, perhaps the root of the issue is that she never had the opportunity to grow up. Edna’s dissatisfaction with married life strongly distinguishes her from the other women who are represented as mature. Edna’s lack of responsibility for her children makes her seem unfit for motherhood. In reference to the children Chopin describes, “their absence was a sort of relief…it seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her”(19). Edna does not even know how to take on responsibility for her own
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