The writing in Kate Chopins novel

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In this essay, I will find out about how The Awakening, a Chopin’s novel, was controversial when it was published and has become a classic nowadays, the themes and controversies in her novel, the artistry and autonomy of Edna, her usage in contrast, nature imagery and cyclical plotting in The Awakening. Being one of the foundation texts in American realism and the feminist movement, “The Awakening” faced sharp criticism because some critics thought ‘its protagonist as an immoral woman”, “the Awakening receive have led to a common misconception concerning the effect of its critical reception” (Green). At that time, Chopin was keep away from society and her novel was banned by many libraries. This fact happened in several decades, until 1990. Then, The Awakening novel was allowed to print and popularize to everyone. From 1906 to 1969, it was studying by Per Seyersted, a Norwegian scholar. Some feminist critics saw this novel as the basic of American literature. Since that, Chopin’s writing have been accepted rapidly by people and her books began to be reprinted. Three decades later, The Awakening became a classic of the American literature and the important context of feminist criticism because of its opinion in the ways that women are treated, the traditionally feminist concerns, the aspiration for love, artistry, etc. In The Awakening, Chopin adopts the point of view of the narrator about the thinking, actions, emotion and feeling of the main character and some minor characters. The reader can see the internal conflict of Edna between being the mother-woman and being an artist, between her family responsibility and her passion with Robert. “Chopin interjects her own voice into the narrative to tell the reader that Edna discovering her “relations as an individual to the world within and about her”” (Green). She shows what happening inside Edna’s thinking,
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