Edna Pontellier's Suicide In The Awakening

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In the ending of the novel, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, protagonist Edna Pontellier experiences a series of “awakenings” that isolated her from others and ultimately lead her to a state of total solitude. Even after Edna had experienced her “awakening” she still could not escape those that she needed a break from. Edna was not content with the way she had been living her life. She had tried countless times to leave her past and begin a new part of her life, but it was impossible. Her only solution was to commit suicide. Society’s pressure determines everything in life. It determines what is acceptable and what is not and influences our decisions. To live in Grand Isle, Edna had become a victim to these pressures. In the novel,
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