Rebellious women in The Awakening and in Ruth Hall Kate Chopin’s The awakening and Fanny Fern’ Ruth

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Rebellious women in The Awakening and in Ruth Hall Kate Chopin’s The awakening and Fanny Fern’ Ruth Hall A Domestic Tale of The Present Time are both written about the women’s sufferings in the male dominated society. Both authors engrave women who perform the uncommon role in the society. The protagonist Edna, of The Awakening is a woman who is trying to discover her identity. She shakes the whole system of women’s role inn nineteen century, and distresses those who expects certain roles that women should play. She surprised patriarchal society by ignoring her role to play as a wife and mother. The idea of motherhood is very dominant theme of this book. Edna wants to live with her own identity instead of a mother of Raoul and Etienne,…show more content…
Edna denies herself to be in the room of these role and loses her identity, she mentions, …(Quote). Similarly, Adele unsuccessful to understand Edna’s hunt for freedom and identity, and Adele need to look other place to find sympathy. In introduction of Mademoiselle Reisz, is (..). She is a women who focused her attention on motherly activities, and sexuality. She has no romantic past, present, or future, she is not attractive at all. Unlike Adele she has musical skill and she only use it for her personal satisfaction. Reisz rejects Edna’s desire which is to be a painter, and she alert her by the artist lifestyle which contradict with patriarchal culture. (…). According to Reisz the only way to be create art and be an artist is living isolating and ignorant life. Edna enjoys the company of Mademoiselle Reisz, and they become friend. However Edna thinks the life of an artist is defective without sexuality. Edna get the essence of all women artists life through Mademoiselle Reisz, though she is her only artist friend. Mademoiselle Reisz life is in poor condition without sexuality, and her connection with Adele, Edna understands sexual “awakening”. Edna is having the power to open up about sexualities, with Adele’s devoted touch of affection that Edna is not familiar with. After the attention on essential need, Even though, Mademoiselle Reisz tries to find her own way to find her unique freedom, and she

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