Rebellion In Edna Pontellier's The Awakening

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“The Awakening” is a story about a woman named Edna Pontellier who figures out her true identity. She fights an internal battle with society standards as well as finding her own independence. The title of this story actually gives out the true meaning of the story, and it was often hinted to the readers that she was having an “Awakening” within herself. There are also real life instances that can relate to the meaning of this story. Edna Pontellier often shows a rebellion in her throughout the story, and there are many reasons as to why she feels like she has to rebel. As the story progresses, Edna begins finding her own independence as a woman more and more, and she is “Awakened” of her true freedom. The reader often understands that the “awakening” represents the main character of the story, Edna. The form of awakening that the novel expresses shows is that people need to learn how to express themselves through freedom and independence. This type of awakening shows as Edna begins to express herself through the use of her artwork, and…show more content…
There was a Pakistani girl named Malala Yousafzai who got hurt for saying that women deserve an education in her country. She didn’t care if that’s what her society thought to be acceptable, she knew it wasn’t right and so she rebelled against the whole idea of it. She survived her injuries, and now she protests for women to have a better education. There are a lot of women all over the world just like her that rebel against society’s view of women. In the story, the Awakening, Edna also rebelled against society by freely expressing herself. In her era, most people thought women had to be married and have children but she didn’t want that. This is a perfect example of how women can be rebellious against society’s view on

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