Trosky 103 at the time chopins novel was considered

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publication and her literary undoing."(Trosky 103) At the time, Chopin’s novel was considered scandalous and immoral, for it dealt largely with a women’s sexuality. At the time The Awakening was written, a novel would be judged on it’s moral message as much as its artistic merits. After the negative response of critics, Chopin published a few more works, but nothing was well received. She received little recognition, which when given, described her as an author of southern local color stories(Trosky 103). Local color writing was a movement which tried to capture the feeling of a particular region through descriptions of local speech and manners("The Age of Realism"). Eventually all of her publications went out of print. Around the same time Chopin’s health was declining, and on August 22, 1904, she died of a brain hemorrhage.(Trosky 103) Kate Chopin lived in and wrote during a period in American literature which was known as the Age of Realism. The Age of Realism occurred between the years of 1871 and 1913. "Realism was in part a revolt against romanticism and its idealized portrayal of life." ("The Age of Realism") Authors of realism wanted to show life as it really
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was. It encouraged writers to write about the problems and conditions around them, often using the dialects and language of ordinary people.("The Age of") Chopin was often compared to other realist writers of her time, such as George Washington Cable, who wrote similar to Chopin. The works of both Cable and Chopin were seen "…almost entirely as an emancipation of Southern local color"(Springer 200). Cable, like Chopin was an author who wrote the Creoles. Both he and Chopin published a great deal of their work in magazines("The Age of Realism"). The Age of Realism is evident in Chopin’s works, which usually deal with those Americans of French decent living in Louisiana or in St. Louis.(Springer 201) She wrote about the real world, that of which she knew from her experiences growing up. Chopin’s major themes
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