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“The Abyss of Solitude”, An Analysis of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening
By Trudy A. Martinez
Reading and comprehending the novel, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin is an inordinately laborious experience, reminding the reader a woman’s education is lacking during this period. The novel demands the mind of the reader to correspond the novel with appropriate grammar while interpolating and interpreting the historical progression of society from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century. Anne Rowe cites Chopin’s narrative as an “exploration . . . of such controversial topics as a woman’s right to question society’s expectation of her . . . “(232). This appears to be the reason Anne Rowe implies Chopin is “. . . assured her place . . . in the history of American literature . . . “(232). Anne Rowe states, “Kate Chopin’s life began ordinarily enough giving little hint of controversy that would surround her” (228)…
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