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Kate Chopins The Awakening
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...symbolism etc is emphasized in order to conclude on Chopin's concerns for women's issues that are specific to her period. In the modern literary analyses, various critics consider Kate Chopin as the precursor of feminist writers of the 20th century, and her novel The Awakening is able to point up this claim. A profound analysis of the novel in its various literary elements establishes the novelist's particular concerns for the cause of feminist issues. Her protagonist Edna Pontellier is the best epitome of the novelist herself who puts forward categorical ideas of feminist issues and treats the issues of women in the most... Critical Analysis Women's issues provide a central theme in the literatures of...
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...symbols used throughout (67). While many of the symbols used throughout, whether childbirth, motherhood, food or the displacement of identity, language and culture, as represented in the Creole theme, support the mentioned interpretation, this paper shall focus on the bird symbolism used throughout. Not only does the bird symbol represent Edna Pontellier and her caging, but represents her journey to awakening and her eventual crash/suicide. As indicated by the title, Kate Chopin's novel is about the female protagonist's awakening to the reality... Kate Chopin's nineteenth century novel, The Awakening, has been hailed by several critics as a remarkable expression of the feminist ideology. Ivy...
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Frank Wedeknds play Springs Awakening
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...awakening. Wendla, unusually developed and alert for her age, pleads with her mother to explain the mystery of life: (O'Neill) "I have a sister who has been married for two and a half years. I myself have been made an aunt for the third time, and I haven't the least idea how it all comes about. . . . Don't be cross, Mother, dear! Whom in the world should I ask but you Don't scold me for asking about it. Give me an answer.-How does it happen-You cannot really deceive yourself that I, who am fourteen years old, still believe in the stork." (Wedekind 1980) "Springs Awakening" has been described as both a symbolic work... Spring's Awakening Analysis This paper encompasses and analysis of Frank Wedeknd's...
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Kate Chopin's The Awakening
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...symbolism in the form of birds to portray feminism and independence for Edna Pontellier, the novel's main character. Two other important characters are also highlighted to enforce the use of this symbolism, and they are Edna's husband, Leonce Pontellier (who sees Edna as part of his personal propery) and Mademoiselle Reisz (who captivates Edna with her music and independent spirit). Thesis Statement: An analysis of Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" exploring the writer's talent for using the bird as a symbol in portraying feminism and independence in the novel's main character, Edna Pontellier. The Awakening... Outline This analysis of Kate Chopin's "The Analysis" explores the use of...
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Spring Awakening Analysis
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...awakening. Wendla, unusually developed and alert for her age, pleads with her mother to explain the mystery of life: (O’Neill) “I have a sister who has been married for two and a half years. I myself have been made an aunt for the third time, and I haven’t the least idea how it all comes about. . . . Don’t be cross, Mother, dear! Whom in the world should I ask but you? Don’t scold me for asking about it. Give me an answer.—How does it happen?—You cannot really deceive yourself that I, who am fourteen years old, still believe in the stork.” (Wedekind 1980) “Springs Awakening” has been described as both a symbolic work... Spring’s Awakening Analysis This paper encompasses and analysis of Frank...
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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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...Awakening “Published in 1899, The Awakening remains an important title in feminist literature” (Kniss). The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a story about a woman, Edna Pontellier, who is married and has two young sons. Her age is around 28 years and she is spending her vacations with her family at Grand Isle. The main point of this story is the change in the feelings of Edna. She begins to realize that her role in the society is not just restricted to her home and family. Rather she thinks that she is also a valuable part of the society who needs to fulfill her instinct desires instead of staying at home and taking care of children and husband. It does not mean that she... ?[Your full full October 06, The...
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...Symbolism The Sea is one of the most potent symbols in Chopin’s The Awakening. It clearly representsescape from the pressures that she faces, but there are more nuanced ways of examining this symbol. When one examines the sea through a psychological lens, it represents the paradox of freedom: that happiness requires both freedom and fellowship, and that freedom is inherently also isolation, with the ultimate freedom being the ultimate isolation. The sea functions as a symbol of freedom, clearly, but it is also a symbol of intense isolation. The novel begins the development of this symbol from the very beginning of the novel, calling the “abysses of solitude” a place of “inward... ? Prof’s Part I:...
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Symbolism inThe Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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...symbolism in ‘the Birthmark’ INTRODUCTION The Birthmark is a short story, with Nathaniel Hawthorne as the author. The book was published in 1843. Following its publication, it afterwards was among the stories in Mosses from an Old Manse, which was published later in 1846. The Birthmark analyses obsession in respect to human perfection. The purpose of the essay is to elaborate on the elements of symbolism in ‘the bithmark. At The beginning of the story, Aylmer is witnessed to have an unnatural obsession concerning a birthmark on the cheek of Georgina. One night, Aylmer dreams of eliminating the birthmark from his wifes cheek, and then proceeding to the heart (Bird 113). Aylmer later... Elements of...
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Symbolism
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...symbolism in many regard especially considering that the main theme of the story is racial discrimination. There were quite a number of things modified by color from the opening paragraphs. The narrator describes her as the “color of poor gray Georgia earth” (Walker, par. 2). The color of the earth... The Welcome Table’ by Alice Walker is a curious story that takes the reader into a scene which depicts from the beginning a woman who seems to be outof place from where she is. The story starts with the audience quite unaware of what is about to unfold in the next sentences. Noticeable throughout the story is the use of the author of colors in a number of her descriptions. These colors were used as...
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Symbolism in the Great Gatsby
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...Symbolism in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 4/11 OUTLINE Introduction Thesis Statement The Major Symbols and their Meanings The Green Light The Valley of Ashes The Eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg The Characters Conclusion A good exercise of the mind is to read fiction, enjoy it while reading and later on reflect on the ideas presented in it. If history sometimes becomes a boring subject and certain ideas can be too complex to understand, the novel as a literary genre can be the option. The Great Gatsby is one of the novels that gives the readers both a taste of history and deep intellectual and moral ideas wherein one can glean some...
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Explore the full implications of the various images of birds in the novel the awakening .how do the different species of birds
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...awakening. How do the different species of birds mentioned symbolize different ideas? For most part, Kate Chopin enriches her novel “The Awakening” with imagery and symbolism through species of birds which essentially reflect the roles, sentiments, and influences of the major female characters Edna Pontellier and Mademoiselle Reisz in the story that depicts a woman’s gradual release from the clutch of austere social conventions. Since the issue of woman’s independence is central to the main theme of “The Awakening”, Chopin could have necessitated to incorporate birds in the figurative attempt of illustrating how Edna copes... Explore the full implications of the various images of birds in the novel the...
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The Awakening
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...AWAKENING (1899) By Katherine Chopin (1850-1904) PART I: Critical Appreciation by Carole Stone (1986) Carole Stone has critically analyzed thenovel under study by Chopin, where the critic aims to explain the personality traits of the protagonist Edna with a view of her immersion, passion and fascination. Stone compares Edna’s personality with two other characters of the novel i.e. Adèle Ratignolle, a mother-woman, and Madame. Reisz, the pianist. “Adèle embodies female biology, always talking of her condition, for she has a baby about every two years. Adèles opposite, Mme. Reisz, a serious artist, is unmarried. She exemplifies the solitary life of the dedicated artist.” (Stone, 1986) Stone... THE...
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Spring awakening
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...Awakening Spring awakening is a play written by Frank Wedekind who was a German playwright who is considered a forerunner of expressionism. In his play, he showed lifelong aggression towards the moral code of the society especially the hypocrisy of the society’s attitude towards sexuality. The play faced recurrent suppression for a long time because of the Frank representation of adolescent sexuality, homoeroticism on the stage that was as a result of suppression and societal pretense. The Spring Awakening was presumed as a pornography play by many people in the society. This writing compares modern America and the issues faced by the teenagers in Spring Awakening. In Spring awakening... Spring...
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THE AWAKENING
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...Awakening Kate Chopin first published the novel The Awakening in 1899. The novel is set at the coast of Southern Louisiana in New Orleans and revolves around a woman, Edna Pontellier, who does not want to bear the responsibility of a wife and mother as the society dictated in the 19th century (Chopin 3–8). The novel portrays the views on femininity and motherhood against the prevailing social attitudes at the time. Indeed, it was fundamental in initiating early feminism, thus generating mixed reactions from the society. In compiling the report, I will discuss how the novel reflects upon and challenge the limiting cultural stereotypes of women's personalities in the 19th century. I will also... The...
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...Awakening Kate Chopin (1850-1904) is one of the most influential feminist novelists of late 19th century, who first time penned down, in the history of English Literature, the sensitive issue related to social and emotional freedom of women folk. Thus, she appears to be pioneer in respect of discussing the suppression of the women at the hands of male dominating society. The present study aims to examine and analyze her magnum opus “The Awakening” (1899), which is viewed as the leading piece of literature has been created within feminist perspective. Though Chopin has courageously raised voice against the confinement of women within four walls, as well as...
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The Awakening
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...Awakening A Critical Response In her novel “The Awakening” Kate Chopin explores into the position of a woman in the Victorian male dominated society by subverting the gender role. She makes her heroine Edna Pontellier play independently and autocratically in the realm of men. The prospect of freedom provokes Edna to defy her social responsibilities that tends to define the Victorian femininity and womanhood. But ultimately she fails to perceive that greater freedom is entitled with greater sincerity and responsibility. Though she chooses to act on her own, she fails to understand that freedom without responsibility brings about anarchy... Subversion of Gender and Freedom without Responsibility in the...
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Spring Awakening
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...Awakening Introduction With the passage of time, man’s stances towards various realities and notions of life have evolved. However the evolution has not occurred overnight in fact it has gone through various stages before obtaining the form and understanding that these notions enjoy in the contemporary world. Some aspects of human life that were considered to be a taboo in the society, before, have now become a common affair today, so much so, that they are discussed in open atmosphere with great liberty and open mindedness. Few centuries ago, sex was a taboo and was not discussed in open environment or public places. Discussion of sex was taken as something extremely personal and confined... Spring...
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Study the Symbolism in the A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and explain its function. Choose symbolism you consider expressive and use the text to show how the meaning develops. Consult Research to Verify your points
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...symbolic elements into his work A Doll’s House. The plot has been carefully crafted with many underlying ideas which provoke the reader to probe into the deeper meaning of the story. Symbolism can add mountains of value to any work, in the case of this 19th century masterpiece, it adds plenty. In Sourcebk Naturalist Theatre, symbolism is further explained, “Given its poetic basis, implying an idealized and interior depiction of human activity, symbolism is generally seen as the opposite of Naturalism. However, the major plays of naturalistic canon are structured around symbols, and their central importance is demonstrated... by the frequency with which these controlling...
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Wedekinds Spring Awakening
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...symbol for the changes that will occur within the play. A tree is a sign of life and stability, and yet it turns into a tool for violence. The switching of the girl is in turn a symbol for the awakening of sexuality that is about to occur, which brings the audience back to the original symbol of the tree as an embodiment of fertility. The scene also exemplifies the episodic nature of the play at this point. Thus characters meet one another, have conversations and then the scene changes to new characters being introduced who follow the same pattern. This is classic exposition in which the playwright introduces the...
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Alice Walker's Everyday Use. The Quilt's Symbolism for Heritage and Race
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...Symbolism for Heritage and Race Alice Walker's “Everyday Use” captures the diverse viewpoints on heritage and race among African Americans themselves. Mama has two widely different daughters- shy Maggie and confident Dee. The setting is the 1960s, where political and social changes are changing American culture and history. The civil rights, women and black movements are developing and Dee finds herself as a “member” of this movement and changes her name to Wangero. Dee studies in the city, which Mama and Maggie financially support, and her homecoming represents a serious conflict between modern and traditional aspirations. Dee asks for the quilts of their family... July 20, “Everyday Use The Quilt's...
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The oppression of Victorian women and expressing feminist sentiment, concerning hysteria, in The Awakening in terms of the gothi
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...symbolic presentation of confinement in The Awakening, which is the caging of birds (Chopin, 1899, p.1). Edna feels herself as prohibited from indulging into acts of self-discovery or sensual urges, and at various occasions, Chopin uses caged birds to depict her inner state. The bird is described as representing Edna, and that it is pleading “Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi!” I-e “go away for God’s sake” (Chopin, 1899, p.1). The Spanish version is used to show that like the bird, Edna’s pleas also get ignored for the simple fact that people could not understand... ? Oppression of Victorian Women and Expression of Feminist sentiments concerning Hysteria By: [Presented to] [City/State] [Date]...
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Religious Symbolism
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...Symbolism It has been known for a long time that religion plays a critical role in the existence of human beings mainly because of helping people to connect with others and with a higher being. Religion serves many human needs that are aimed at helping people in dealing with mortality. Specifically, it helps in answering most of the questions that are beyond the human understanding that include but not limited to the afterlife and the soul (Molloy 9-10). The questions that underlie the idea of death are beyond human understanding and religion comes in to answer most of these hard to proof questions. These answers help in comforting people. Religion also warrants people to socialize... Religious...
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Walden pond
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...awakening to refer to the variances that exist in him and those in town (Thoreau 145). As the piece suggests, the awakening is evidently in symbolism in the day and yearly seasons. The largest consciousness occurs during the morning extending to the spring. Thoreau associations of his experiences to spiritual awakening are evident throughout the story (Thoreau 147). He defies the earlier notions of men in town that certain requirements of the body such as food and shelter are significant to one’s life. His arguments for defying the natural necessities, as were the notions of men relate to nature. He states that the sunrays in some environments... walden pond The theme of “sleeping of mankind plus the ...
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Awakening Religious Tensions
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...Awakening Religious Tensions How do these documents help explain the appeal of the Great Awakening to American colonists, particularly the "common people"? What legacies, ideas or practices remained after the revivals of the Great Awakening ended? George Whitefield was the most influential preacher during the first awakening. In his sermon, ‘Marks of a True Conversion’, George Whitefield spoke to his audiences about how true Christians had to conduct themselves so as to be worthy of their savior’s grace. He put a lot of emphasis on being ‘born again’. George Whitefield truly believed that true conversion brought a noticeable change in the souls of those who were... Module History and Political Science:...
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The Great Awakening
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...Awakening. The Great Awakening. The Great Awakening refers to the wave of religious revival which swept through the American colonies between the 1730s and the 1770s. This “ revival was part of a much broader movement, an evangelical upsurge taking place simultaneously on the other side of the Atlantic, most notably in England, Scotland, and Germany” (Heyrman, 2009). This revitalization of religion may be seen as an Age of Faith born in reaction to the Age of Enlightenment, in which logic and scientific reason superseded religious belief and dogma. The Great Awakening had its roots in seventeenth century England. Under Oliver Cromwell’s influence, political maneuvering extinguished... ? The Great...
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Democratic Awakening (1989 - 2009)
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...Awakening (1989 - 2009) due: Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction 3 The fall of communism as marked by the fall of Berlin Wall 3 The fall of Berlin Wall and the beginning of democratic awakening 4 Post-catastrophic learning processes 5 Americanized its popular culture and consumption patterns 7 Conclusion 8 References 10 Introduction Transitions to democracy happened in Eastern Europe during the ‘autumn of the people’ in 1989. The fall of communism surprised everyone because it was not anticipated that the communist system that was rigid would fall suddenly and peacefully (Przeworski, 1991). This essay will look into the fall of communism and the initiation... of...
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The Great Awakening
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...awakening begun in the year the 1730s and lasted for a longer period until 1743. Due the pocketsof revivalism that had occurred prior in the ministry of Solomon and the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards. The emergence of the rivalry resulted in the involvement of the Edwards congregation being involved in the differences that were termed to be “Frontier Rivals”. Despite these rivalries by the religious leaders and the group, a religious historian Sydney E. Ahlstrom stood firm and made sure that Great Awakening will still come. The great British evangelist, George Whitefield, was assisting him. The arrival of Whitefield made a tremendous upgrade to the path that was being taken... History In America, great...
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Awakening by Kate Chopin
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...AWAKENING The novel was first published in the year 1899, when Kate Chopin was at the peak of her popularity. Though much of her writings had controversial matters depicted in it as narrative reporting, this novel was not of such kind. The novel provides a different view toward the actions and emotions of the independent protagonist. The open discussion of emotional and sexual needs of women in the novel had a shocking impact on the readers of her time and was eventually not received well. But after some fifty years, people began to view the novel in a new angle accepting the notions of female sexuality and equality thus promoting the work as a classic. The protagonist of the novel suddenly...
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U.S History: Great Awakening
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...Awakening Great Awakening was an unplanned sequence of protestant revivals. The fists round of awakening took place during the 1930s inEngland, but this made a significant weight on the residents of Virginia between 1750s and 1760s. The awakening was introduced in Northampton by Jonathan Edwards, who was the minister for the local congregational. This exceptional evangelical outburst distorted the course of the America history (p. 124). Whiskey Rebellion This crisis erupted when a group of farmers from Pennsylvania complained against introduction of an allegedly unfair federal excise tax, which was imposed on distilled whiskey. The bill that proposed this tax was originally passed... ?PART I Great...
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By closely reading and analyzing the twoworks by the same author, discuss what lterary devises. e.g metaphor, imagery, symbolism
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...symbolism etc in her works ‘The Storm’ and ‘The Story of an Hour,’ in order to achieve a perfection in the art of her storytelling as well as to guide her readers into the world of her fictional characters, and on a deeper level, to convey to the mass audience the internal strife... ?Adenike Adebisi Muriel Lange English 1102 Research Paper 7 July Literary Devises used by Kate Chopin in "The story of an Hour" and "The Storm" Introduction: Katherine O’Flaherty, a prominent author who wielded her pen to give voice to the feminist cause, was born on 8th February 1850 in Missouri, United States. She was mostly brought up in a matriarchal environment cultivated by her great grandmother, grandmother and mother. ...
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The Awakening- By Kate Chopin
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...Awakening – Kate Chopin In 1899, Kate Chopin published a very controversial feminist novel, The Awakening, which was a realistic account of complex psychological feelings and the social constructs of the nineteenth century. It is categorized as a contemporary novel, which is rather a reflection of American Modernism, challenging the atrocities that were carried out against the feminist notions during the nineteenth century. To present the views on feminism and motherhood and to challenge the prevalent views on these concepts, the author has used Edna as the protagonist of the novel, who undergoes several awakenings during its course. This was the time when the orthodox views on womanhood... The...
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Enlightenment or the Great Awakening
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...Awakening Effect on the Colonies. The Great Awakening refers to the movement of religious revival which swept over the American Colonies, particularly New England, between 1730 and 1745. It was characterized by great religious fervor and prayer. It had a profound effect on the ideological development of the colonies and paved the way for the American Revolution. The Great Awakening: Effect on the Colonies. The Great Awakening had its roots in England. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 unequivocally established the religious preeminence of the Church of England. This led to a complacency which reduced religious services to a matter of form. In reaction, a new spiritual renewal... ,...
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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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...Awakening, shall be looked into and analyzed in this paper. As part of this research, the inadequacies of the feminism that Chopin advocates through her female protagonist, Edna Pontellier shall be looked into. This does not however, mean that this paper totally nullifies the potential for revolution that The Awakening carries. Edna’s affairs with other men shall be looked into and how far enabling such a move on her part, actually is, and how far it plays into the prevailing norms of the time. The controversial ending of the novel shall also be looked into and problematized. Its implications and how it shapes the critic’s response to the character shall... number Kate Chopin's most important work, The...
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Criticism of the play
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...Awakening Spring Awakening is a play written by American poet and screen Steven Sater. The play in the musical interpretation of a 1892 German play of the same name written by Frank Wedekind. The play won eight Tony Awards in 2007. The play has been set in late 19th century depicting the teenagers trying to discover the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The play provides deep insight to the feelings and expectations of the teenagers that eventually compelled them to take some unexpected and unwanted actions. The play tells the tale of an adolescent who thought that her mother has not taught her the necessary lessons and she should learn the process of baby birth and delivery... Number] Spring...
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Critical Analysis of The Awakening
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...symbolisms and other literary terms. The main theme that stands out in novel is the gender issues and the breakup of patriarchal social conventions. The main character awakens from the oppression of the patriarchal rules and rouses her from the dullness and the rules that she had always lived in. In the novel “The awakening”, Kate... ?Critical Analysis of The Awakening Affiliation with more information about affiliation, research grants, conflict of interest and how to contact. Critical Analysis of The Awakening        The novel, “The Awakening”, was written in the late nineteenth century by Kate Chopin and the book appeared in 1899. When the novel first appeared, Kate Chopin was criticized by the...
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Enlightenment and the Great Awakening
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...Awakening Enlightenment and the Great Awakening In the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, colonial America experienced a number of changes both in its political and economic setting. This was as a result of the cities and the seaports which the colonial powers had concentrated themselves in. Such changes made North America to become a great contributor in the colonial America’s economy. As a result of the major changes taking place in the cities, there was an increase in the rural urban migration. This was attributed to the fact that there was need for them to search for employment in the industries that had been established in the urban areas. The growth... ? Enlightenment and the Great...
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Symbolism in Trifles
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...Symbolism in Trifles Trifles, a dramatic play by Susan Glaspell expresses the repression of American women inthe late 1800’s by a male dominated society. Minnie Wright the main character has no way of defending herself but rather depends on the exposure of her circumstances to come to her defence (Glaspell 1921). Symbolism is evident throughout the play with different objects and situations reflecting on the feelings and characteristics of women and their freedom in this play. Minnie Wright lived a lonely life of isolation and depression. The setting around her and the objects the ladies find are symbolic throughout the play. The first part of the play showcases the sheriff and his wife... ...
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Feminist approach to The Awakening
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...Symbols in The Awakening Léonce Pontellier and two children represent the anchors of a stable, but dull,life for Edna Pontellier. Edna wants nothing more than to be free in making decisions in her life. She craves to be with Robert Lebrun, but she cannot, because she is married and with children. She desires to paint and swim as she pleases, but she also cannot do all these, because her free time as an individual does not exist. This essay analyzes the symbols in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening from a feminist perspective. The sea and the birds are symbols that illustrate the stark gender inequalities between men and women, and so awakened women like Edna chooses suicide over a life... 20 March Feminist...
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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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...Awakening The ‘Awakening’ is a story about the self-discovery of the protagonist, Edna Pontelliar. The story is set in the eighteen hundreds where the society is based on male chauvinistic beliefs There are gender-specific responsibilities that are expected from each sex. Women are supposed to be obedient to their husbands and dedicated to their children without caring about their own personal interests and activities. The story shows how different happenings ‘awaken’ Edna’s dormant traits. Along with the other awakenings, Edna’s desire for freedom is awakened which makes the greatest impact on her character. Throughout the novel we see Edna undergoing many awakenings. After her... ? of the of the The...
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Symbolism of the Journey
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...Symbolism of the Journey and number submitted Symbolism of the Journey Literary works are critically analyzed using diverse elements ranging from plot, point of view, tone, setting, character, and symbolism that contribute to the given theme. For the current essay, two literary works are analyzed focusing on content, form and style, where one is a short story (A Worn Path) and the other is a poem (The Road Not Taken). The short story, reported to be “first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1940, “A Worn Path” is perhaps Eudora Welty’s most prized piece of short fiction” (Open Culture, 2010, p. 1). The poem, on the other hand,...
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Symbolism of the Handkerchief
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...Symbolism of the Handkerchief William Shakespeare makes use of Symbolism throughout the play, the subject of it being the handkerchief which is actually a gift from Othello to his newlywed wife Desdemona. The handkerchief plays a significant role from the start of their marriage till the end of the couple’s lives. The handkerchief has a story attached to it which is told by Othello to Desdemona. An Egyptian Sibyl wove the handkerchief with silk obtained from the purest of the silk worms and dyed with the hearts of preserved virgins. The handkerchief was then given to Othello’s mother with an advice that as long as the handkerchief remains with her, her husband would stay faithful... ? of the of the...
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Islamic Symbolism and History
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...Symbolism and History Commons Islamic Symbols Symbols abound all over the cultures of Islam, from visual and literary to mainstream culture. It is reasonable to think that knowledge of Islamic culture is imperfect without an understanding of the abundant array of symbols of Islam (Ahmed, 2002). Calligraphy and geometric shapes extracted from the holy texts of Islam have become a foundation of Islamic art (Rodrigues, 2008). Surprisingly, Arabic writing provided itself for integration into material art. Specific verses and figures from the Qur’an have attained unique value through rhythmic application as ornament (Rodrigues, 2008). Particularly famous... Running Head: Religion and Theology Islamic...
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Symbolism in Shakespeare's Macbeth
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...Symbolism in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” “Macbeth” is a tragedy play by Shakespeare, which is uniquely named after the villain of the story whose tragic life the playwright portrays. Macbeth is one of the generals fighting for the Scottish King named Duncan. The play unfolds as the victorious Macbeth falls prey to the prophecies of three witches who tell him that he will be the future king of Scotland. The real catastrophe occurs when he narrates all this to his wife who convinces him to murder Duncan to get to the throne as soon as possible. The plot is woven through a series of symbols and images that are essential to the play’s setting. It opens with the witches’ scene and darkness all around...
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American History Symbolism
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...symbolism: the Statue of Liberty, the Capitol building (Bowling), the Eye of Providence, and so on. However, the earliest instances of such symbolism were not driven at evoking pride in the loose collection of ideologies that today are identified by and subsumed under the vague term “Americanism”. The earliest symbolism dealt with the inducing with pride in the ideals of republicanism. A symbol is an object which stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance. Republicanism, a political philosophy which will be defined further, is, in history, a long tradition... American history is saturated with instances of effective, pervasive...
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Symbolism in Chekhov
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...Symbolism by Chekhov Symbols have been used extensively in the work of Chekhov to bring out various aspects of humanlife. By use of such symbols, the author does not have to tell the reader exactly what he means as this is depicted by the various symbols. This is evident in his various novels and plays, where the use of symbols is common place. In the seagull novel there are a number of symbols that have been used by the author; these include the seagull, the lake and the weather. The seagull is used to describe security and freedom (Borny, 67). The character Nina uses this...
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Leadership and Symbolism
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...Symbolism Introduction As it is common to most leaders, leadership involves persuading people to follow a common goal which is of importance to an organization, or a group. For this reason, leadership is mainly seen as a persuasion. For persuasion to take effect by a leader to the followers, there must be communication. Communication is, on the other hand, the transfer of symbols by the leadership so that the followers can perceive it well and bring understanding that is capable of enforcing leadership commands (Vickery, 2012). Symbolic framework provides space for inspirational leadership that is capable of turning around an organization, especially in terms of creating a culture... Leadership and...
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U.S. History : Jacksonian symbolism
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...symbolized the emergence of the common man, the essence of his presidency can be found by looking at his policies in the areas such as nullification, the spoils system, Indian removal and the Bank War. Write as essay examining Jacksonian symbolism and policies in these areas. While Jacksonian democracy emerged to promote the rule of the ‘mass’ and the ‘common’ of America, the policies that substantiated Jackson’s regime and their impact apparently became the chief determinants that aid in the assessment of his presidency and the truth of its underlying principles. The crisis on nullification which became a sensationalized conflict in South Carolina is one of the areas through... Although Andrew Jackson...
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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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...Awakening by Kate Chopin, a story of a women trying to free herself from the shackled of society comes to mind. Edna was a women trying to free herself from the women hating culture of the time, and trying to escapes and be her own. Kate Chopin writes the book as a piece of feminist literature, and by doing so totally ignores the needs of the other male characters of the book. In doing so, she managed to write a slanted, one sided piece of feminist literature. However, Edna has a husband, one who is walked on just as much, if not even more by the protagonist of the story. When one first looks at the book, his character may not seem that important, and that is how Chopin meant... When one thinks of The...
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Symbolism in Literature
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...Symbolism Edgar Allen Poe often wrote about the premature burials and intentional live entombments. While there were very real concerns during his time period about these sorts of events happening, these events can also be seen as being symbolic of being trapped in one's own mind. For various reasons not generally included in the actual stories, the narrators and other characters generally suffered from some degree of insanity. While being trapped in one's mind and in society was a theme that Poe touched on, Robert Frost used the exploration of nature as a way to escape society and free one's mind. In this way nature can be seen as an important theme for authors to explore as in enables... Trapped in...
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Imagery and/or symbolism
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...symbolism to present a theme in the Poem: "Death be not proud" by John Donne To fully appreciate the use of imagery and understand the symbolism to present a theme in John Donne’s poem, we have to take into account the circumstances upon which the poem was composed. The poem is actually one of the 19 sonnets that forms part of a collection entitled The Holy Sonnets that was written around 1618 during the height of religious zeal in England. It was the time when religion pervades all aspect of our lives and man reasons according to religious lines. Thus it goes without saying that the poem "Death be not proud" has religious connotation, and in particular... , Christian theology which is the...
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