The ending to a book like this one must have a powerful well rounded end that this book seems to lack. The ocean is given a seductive trait that lures Edna into its embracement. This makes her seem like she is oblivious to what she is getting into which depicts her as being kind of ignorant or crazy. The ocean is a pointless place to go in order to get away from her family because the ocean serves as a barrier which cannot be passed. Going into the ocean and having her die makes women seem like they cannot survive on their own in life without man.
She swims into the water knowing she will never come back. Ultimately Edna decides that her life is not worth living if she cannot live fully. She knows that without love and happiness she will never have a complete life. Another symbol used repeatedly throughout The Awakening is the house. There are many houses in the book.
Swimming Through Kate Chopin's The Awakening shows Edna Pontellier looking for her identity. She is awakened to the reality that she is miserable with the way she is currently living. The more she realizes the misery she lives in, the more Edna sees she puts up a facade to please all who are around her. She goes through three love affairs, this is due to her wanting of independence and self identity. Her life process is very similar to the process of her learning to swim.
Except no one believes anymore…” Oriel longs for the comfort and security of her ‘mind country,’ in a similar way to Fish, yet it takes her a long time to reconcile with this tragedy. Fish does not recognise his mother, partly because of her refusal to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of life, and partly because it was she who brought him back incomplete. It’s only once Fish returns to the water, and the two families unite by the river that Oriel packs up her tent she, her move back into the house finally reflecting spiritual and psychological
Andrea does not feel at home at the sea. Andrea does not like the sea for unlike the forest the sea is unpredictable and empty. Evidence to show that was her father only went knee deep in the water while her mother went in completely. Anouther aspect that made her dislike womanhood more was that the sea was unpredictable for everything was hidden under the water, and everything was constantly moving. Andrea was also under a lot of influence from other characters.
That they hated each other and that they had a bargain, she had to pretend to be the perfect wife and not shame his family's name, if she could have affairs with out any problems. she fell while explaining her plans and she tripped hit her head and died. Maxim then took a boat, pulled the sea-cocks out, and then sailed out to the ocean to get rid of the
Truly, her experience of the Vel’ d’Hiv tears her apart, and also causes her to feel no more desire to live. Without a doubt, Sarah never meets terms with the Jewish concept of passing down her stories, thus she never expresses her true feelings or personality to her family. Evidently, Sarah Strazynski, a Holocaust survivor, does not follow and ethical Jewish value of passing down history from generation to generation. On the contrary, she encloses her experience off from the world, and chooses that keeping her secret bottled up is better. Tatiana De Rosnay does a marvelous job in her novel by causing readers to feel the experience as well as relate to the
Jane then fell back into the ocean. Panicking, Jane swam to another piece of the boat which was nearby and was able to get on it safely. Edna, still worried about the half asleep Daisy, grabbed her by her collar and tried to swim to the third piece of the boat. With the waves crashing around her, Edna lost her grip and Daisy was lost in the waves. Once Edna was safely on the piece of the boat, she began searching for Daisy.
We know that Edna couldn’t swim. She was actually afraid of going into the Ocean. She starts to change and this quote is saying that she had a calling. She just had to go out into the Ocean because it was almost telling her to go into it. “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul” This quote is part of the series of quotes involving Edna’s awakening.
This ship metaphor is continued throughout the book, such as when she later says that she is “just nearly reaching port” when Miles is about to confess to her. She also imagines Miles “at the bottom of the sea,” a kind of foreshadowing to his fate. Ultimately, the governess is the most lost of all the characters. Her suspicions and theories point to nowhere, and her perceptions are always changing. Her ship is lost in the fog, and she fails to save her