5.10 the Awakening

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1. What features make The Awakening a "local color" story?The type of dialogue used, the way the town is depicted and the fact that it was a time where women did not have much say in their lives or decisions 2. What customs and beliefs of Edna Pontellier 's society are significant in relation to her psychological development?The typical new Orleans woman is expected to let their life revolve around their husband and children and they are expected to spend their time doing their domestic duties, and Edna is forced to live in these confines, and she is not happy with her life and feels tied down in her marriage and life. 3. What attitudes and tendencies in the Creole characters does Edna have trouble adjusting to?She has trouble …show more content…
8. How are the background characters such as the young lovers and the lady in black at the shore, significant in Edna 's story?The young lovers represent the love supported by the society Edna lives in, and the lady in black represents what society expects of a woman after her husband has passed. 9. In detail, explain how the flashbacks to Edna 's past function. How does her father compare to the other men in her life?The flashbacks show a time where she was really happy and talks about a time where she remembers just being a little girl and running through a large green field so she wouldn’t have to go to church, besides that she was a carefree person back then. Her father is different because he states his opinion about her actions instead of keeping quiet and he is more controlling. 10. How does the view of romantic love develop in the course of the novel? What is the doctor 's view of marriage and childbearing?The doctors view of marriage and childbearing is that that is what makes a happy family, and the romantic loves develops in person and goes on through Roberts letters to Mademoiselle Reisz 11. Can you think of an emotional attachment and/or a romantic obsession you have studied in a previous work? How does that incident or character compare with Edna 's emotional and romantic relationships?In Romeo and Juliet’s love in their story. Their relationship is similar to Edna’s and Roberts because they love each

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