As the main protagonist

As the main - ,,behavior,andoverall , .

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As the main protagonist, Edna undergoes a significant change in attitude, behavior, and overall  character throughout the course of the novel, as she becomes aware of and examines the private,  unvoiced thoughts that constitute her true self. Her characterization was strikingly ambivalent for its  time: She is neither a flawless heroine nor a fallen woman, and her rebellion seems motivated more  by the self-centered desire to fulfill her whims and wishes than to battle for a great cause larger than  herself. Edna is initially symbolized by the caged green-and-yellow parrot of the opening scene, the parrot  that insists, in French, that everyone "go away, for God's sake." Like the parrot, Edna begins to  desire solitude, pushing away her husband and former friends to achieve time alone in which she  can work on her art or engage in self-reflection.
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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