Women's issues in Kate Chopin's The awakening /

Examines women's issues in "The Awakening," such as female identity, inequality, and independence. Full description

Other Authors: Bryfonski, Dedria.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2012.
Series: Social issues in literature.
Table of Contents:
  • Background on Kate Chopin. The life of Kate Chopin / Sara deSaussure Davis ; The Controversy over The Awakening wounded Chopin / Felix Chopin ; The Awakening was misunderstood and criticized / Emily Toth ; Chopin was influenced by strong women / Bernard Koloski
  • The Awakening and women's issues. An appreciation of art symbolizes an awakening to independence / Miriam J. Shillingsburg ; Chopin made a daring foray into female identity and sexuality / Joyce Dyer ; Chopin's artistry is wasted on her sordid subject / Willa Cather ; Women's inequality is shown by attitudes about sexuality in The Awakening / Anna Shannon Elfenbein ; The Awakening shows the destructive nature of Victorian notions of women's sexuality / Cynthia Griffin Wolff ; Edna recognizes the importance of freedom but is unable to attain it / Barbara C. Ewell ; Edna's suicide is an act of freedom / Per Seyersted ; Suicide was Edna's only authentic choice / Deborah S. Gentry ; The Awakening is concerned with personal rather than social issues / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese ; Three women in The Awakening portray different roles for women / Peggy Skaggs
  • Contemporary perspectives on women's issues. Sexism is flourishing in America / Barbara J. Berg ; Focus, not balance, is the secret to women's happiness / Marcus Buckingham ; Feminism is relevant to today's young women / Jessica Valenti ; The internet helps women communicate / Kara Jesella ; Suicide is an act of asserting control / Vanessa Grigoriadis.

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