She realizes that no matter how little she depends on others, her children’s lives are the ones that will be affected by society because of her actions. Her children also represent the obligation that she has to them. Unlike her obligation to her husband her children are one that she could never turn from which was the suicidal ending to her life. The sea is also one thing that is a big symbolization to Edna. It symbolizes freedom and escape.
Her mouth was a fountain of delight. And when he possessed her, they seemed to swoon together at very borderland of life’s mystery.” (Chopin 502 p II). This quote emphasizes the joy that Calixta has during sexual act is immeasurable. This displays how much she enjoys to have sexual with her ex-boyfriend, Alcee when her husband is away. Chopin describes Calixta as a brave, independent,
During her summer at Grand Isle, Edna Pontellier begins to explore a side of her consciousness that before was buried in domesticity. “She could not have told why she was crying. Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life. They seemed never before to have weighed much against the abundance of her husband’s kindness and a uniform devotion which had come to be tacit and understood.” (Chopin 9) As the title suggests, there is an awakening taking place over that summer. Edna begins to pay attention to the things that make her feel happy, excited, aroused, strong and powerful.
She goes on a life changing excursion to make sense of her difficult predicament. She matures and becomes the woman she is at the end of the novel through her relationship with T. Ray, experiences with racism, and internal struggles. Due to her loathsome relationship with her father T. Ray, the protagonist Lily drastically changed into a more independent and confident woman. Lily has finally built up the courage to leave her abusive father when she thought, "I knew exactly what I had to do-leave. I had to get away from T. Ray" (Kidd 41).
To begin with there is Daisy, who lives a life of luxury in a huge estate with a very wealthy husband. Firstly Fitzgerald establishes Daisy through her tone of voice and the way she speaks, in the novel she is described with “a low, thrilling voice”. The reader can see this as an enticing and rich a voice who leads men in with everything she says. Also Fitzgerald portrays Daisy in nothing but white, white can be seen as the colour of purity and tranquillity, so she is seen as this angel, especially to Gatsby and it makes the reader realise why Gatsby fell in love with her in the first place. She is also portrayed by Fitzgerald as stuck up and that things are all about her.
Of these women, Lotus introduces him to the lifestyle of the rich, Poor Fool teaches him how to love, and O-lan gives him the strength he needs throughout it all. Lotus is the one woman that brought out the wealthy, landowner side of Wang Lung that he worked up to be. It was destiny that brought Wang Lung to Lotus in the tea shop. He was immediately drawn to her small feet and animated looking eyes. Each night he went to the tea shop where she lived and he would use her to fulfill his pleasures.
Antigone’s Attitude Antigone is a very out-going, caring, and stubborn girl. She wants to make the point to Creon that she cared more about her family than life itself by going against the law to bury her brother Polynices, twice. The reason why she buried him the second time didn’t change from the first time, she just added more to it. The main reason was because it was her brother and she wanted to make the point that family is more important to her that listening to the law. Showing that she’s a caring and loyal person when it came to family.
In the end Shug tries to rekindle her youth by having a fling with a younger man. When she comes back to live with Celie and Nettie, she apologizes to Celie and proclaims that she is in love with her. During the whole book Shug is looking from acceptance from everyone. She attaches herself and falls in love with a lot of people throughout the story. In the end Shug realizes the one that makes her the happiest is
28). Edna’s feelings for Robert were shortly interrupted by Arobin’s kiss that was like a “flaming torch that kindled desire” (98; ch. 28). Edna did feel passionately for Arobin after the kiss, but continued to think about the “overpowering love which had awakened in her toward” Robert (99; ch. 28).
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.