What is the significance of the background characters: the young lovers and the lady in black
Read the “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin then answer the questions
The Awakening by Kate Chopin:
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What is the significance of the background characters: the young lovers and the lady in black?
What are the main images and symbols in this novel so far? What do they represent and what is the effect on the reader?
How does this novel deal with the idea of stereotypes and roles for men and women? What types of women exist in this novel, and what types of men?
How would you characterize Edna as a mother? Find some scenes in which she interacts (or doesn’t) with her children. What is the effect on the reader of portraying Edna in this way?
What is the significance of the mother women? Find the description of them, and what do you feel is the tone of the narrator and/or author toward the mother women?
How is the setting of the novel presented, and how does it affect the story? Find some specific descriptions of the significant elements of the setting.
What function does the friendship between Adele and Edna serve? Find a scene in which they interact on an intimate level try to determine what purpose Adele’s friendship serves for Edna.
How does Chopin portray Robert LeBrun? Find some passages which reveal important aspects of his character. How do you think the reader is supposed to feel about him?
Why is the water so important to Edna? Find passages to support your answer.
Why is it a significant piece in the study of women’s literature?
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