Symbols In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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The Awakening We use symbols everyday. Symbols are used to refer to something else and in some cases may suggest another meaning. The author Kate Chopin uses many symbols from birds to the ocean in her novel.The final, powerful scene of The Awakening by Kate Chopin provides a fitting end to Edna’s long struggle between expectation and desire. Edna’s traditional role of wife and mother holds her back from her wish to be a free woman. The sea in the novel is a symbol of freedom and escape in Edna’s mind, and she willingly embraces it. Swimming in the ocean is both a physical and spiritual experience; Edna feels control over her body and over her soul. The sea is an escape for Edna and represents the freedom she yearns for. Chopin describes
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