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Symbols of Freedom: Sea and Birds in The Awakening
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...Symbols of Freedom: Sea and Birds in “The Awakening” Chopin challenges the gender roles and expectations imposed on married women during the nineteenth century in her novel, “The Awakening.” The main protagonist, Edna, initially symbolizes the conventional woman; she is married to Leonce Pontellier and they have two children. Later on at Grand Isle, she experiences dissatisfaction with her life and marriage. Edna experiences a stirring in her soul that exposes contradictions between her natural self and “gendered” self. She wants to break free from social norms that bind her to motherhood, and this is her natural self in conflict with her “gendered” identity. To be free, however... 17 September Symbols...
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Kate Chopins The Awakening
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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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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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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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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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Chopins The Awakening
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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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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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The Catcher in the Rye: Character Growth and Symbols
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...Symbols Stories of the great literature success have a number of stances which are considered as the basis of moral of the story. The authors give life to the characters which is totally different in the initial chapters of the novel. It is for this reason that a couple of symbols, attributes and symbols are introduced in the novel to help the readers understand as to how any character reaches its climax. The Catcher in the Rye is one of the modern English literature successes because the author of the novel J. D. Salinger has written a well-driven plot of the novel. The reason behind its success was the mere growth of the characters projected... in the novel by the author. This paper aims to...
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Interpreting Symbols
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...Symbols: Motivation and Reflection YOUR FULL YOUR INSTITUION OR SCHOOL Interpreting Symbols: Motivation and Reflection Cultural and social symbols are certainly ever-present across the sphere of human civilization, offering deep meaning to those who look to such for direction or expression. The scope of this paper is to consider the idea of symbols in the context of two statements regarding their impact and, in finding a different perspective from each author, opine as to the compatibility and variance between the two views. On the one hand, there is the school of thought that believes that symbols are "determinable influences inclining persons and groups to action" (Turner 1967: 36... Interpreting...
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RITUALS&SYMBOLS
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...Symbols The service that I attended was a regular (traditional) Sunday service at a Presbyterian church. The church was in a nice neighborhood, full of classic suburban-style homes and well-kept lawns. Cars in the parking lot reflected a relatively affluent group of people although some cars were older and rusted. Most were the types of cars that are linked with suburban housewives and corporate moguls. The people who attended the church also reflected this impression. Most were of college age or older, some with small children, but I didn’t see many teenagers. Most of the people were dressed nice, but some were wearing blue jeans and nice T-shirts with tennis shoes. The overall... Rituals and...
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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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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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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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MARY DOUGLAS' NATURAL SYMBOLS
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...SYMBOLS - AN ANALYSIS Mary Douglas (1921-2007), a British social anthropologist, is widely recognized for her book “Natural Symbols” and the culture theory. “Natural Symbols” gives a vivid description of the human culture in terms of natural cues and bodily symbols. According to Douglas, natural symbols are an important determinant of the nature of social and religious rituals practiced by all cultures worldwide. These natural symbols could be derived from “blood, breath or excrement” and each one of them has a social meaning and implication. Using these bodily symbols, the choices, preferences and perceptions of every culture can be studied. According to Mary Douglas, the way... ?MARY DOUGLAS’ NATURAL...
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Symbols, Culture, and Society
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...symbolism is a recent development (woman loses fight to wear the cross, 2006). The individual in this case is a Christian rather than from an oriental faith, but this does not detract from the significance. We may expect such instances to develop in to new norms of social behavior. Culture in multi-racial societies and governance in secular countries, may diverge further from their theocratic peers. Such differences would not have mattered centuries ago, when contact between continents was limited. However, it is an issue worth investigating in the global village of today. Boundaries of Faith The Protestant Church is exceptional-all other religions strive to extend... Religion has had a dominant...
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Communication: Powerful symbols
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...Symbols When scholars first tried to model communication, it was envisioned as a simple procedure of one person sending a message to another. It would literally be like the speaker filling up a syringe with his message and injecting it into the receiver who would get the meaning of the message exactly as the source or speaker intended it ("Hypodermic Needle," 2004). There would be no misunderstandings because the words in the speaker's message held consistent meaning for the receiver and they would see the same picture ("Meanings," 2007). In the olden times, mass media's power was seen this way - that it had a direct, immediate and powerful effect on its audiences as was true... Words are Powerful...
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Rationality and its Symbols
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...Symbols The importance of management consulting is today hard to underestimate, as this area contains the most precious and useful experience and knowledge. Thomas Armbruster in his article 'Rationality and Its Symbols: Signaling Effects and Subjectification in Management Consulting' discusses an array of issues, associated with consulting, but his primary goal is to prove that subjectification and symbols play key roles in personnel selection. Management consulting is now based upon case studies and concrete examples as well as experiences, and in this sense the scholar assumes: "The value proposition of analytical rationality in the sense of data-driven objectivity encounters... Rationality and its...
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Pathways, Signs and Symbols
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...Symbols in Art and Every Day Life Familiar symbols are a part of art and the play an important role in human life. Symbols convey idea, thoughts and message to the audience. Most of the symbolic art forms do not contain words and that is why in olden times this was the medium to communicate thoughts. This creativity was developed during a time when there was no verbal communication. The symbols that tell the tale of primitive times represent the culture, people and trend of the society. The symbols were all about colors, patterns and designs which represent certain aspects of life and convey meanings. The origin of symbols is still unknown but it is well connected... with the tribes and small...
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Symbols by Paul Tillich
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...symbols have been many a times and in many ages been used to give expression to the ultimate concerns of a society, institution, race or political entity (44). Yet the irony inherent in this premise is that the ultimate concerns of a group, organization or a political entity at some place or in some time may not be so propitious to the well being of the entire humanity or a specific group or way of life. Hence, it inevitably and logically follows that if the prime concerns of a group or political entity are negative, the symbols used to express such concerns are bound to be loaded with negative meanings, connotations or the feelings they evoke in the group... ? As already said, as per Tillich, the...
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Beowulf, Themes and Symbols
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...SYMBOLS An old English epic , characteristic of its Nordic-Germanic roots , tells the story of a Scandinavian warrior , Beowulf, who saves one of his neighboring kingdom from the rage of a brutal , blood thirsty monster , Grendel , later adorned as the King and sacrifices his life for their well being . The author of Beowulf is unknown, but it is widely believed that the poem has a well established Christian tradition. The epic poem is not for its heroism, though which the loyalty and dedication to eradicate the evil from the earth is stressed. The author skillfully uses the theme of good vs. evil through the battle between Grendel and Beowulf, finally the hero was able... to defeat him and...
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Emblazoned symbols of decadence
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...Symbols of Decadence Throughout “The Nice Thing about Counting Stars,” poet Dwight Okita uses a number of key symbols to help the reader understand what it was like for Japanese Americans to be thrown into World War II internment camps. Okita effectively uses tangible objects in his poem to vividly portray the complicated emotions he underwent as a result of having to follow through with Executive Order 9066, which forced Americans of Japanese descent into internment camps during World War II because they were regarded as possible sympathizers and conspirators of the Japanese - who attacked the United States in the infamous raid of Pearl... here English 25 October From Hope to Despair: Emblazoned...
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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 society...
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Kate Chopin: The Awakening analysis
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...Awakening analysis The Awakening is a short story published by Kate Chopin a renowned in 1899. The author has also written two novels and a hundred other short stories which appeared in her published collections A Night in Acadie (1897) and Bayou Folk (1894). Her short stories received an excellent reception with most being published in the Americans prestigious magazines such as Harpers Young People, Vogue, Youths Companion, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Century (Chopin 1). The Awakening was however faced with a lot of criticism with the critics describing it as displeasing, vulgar and morbid. In this paper, the awakening...
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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... of the avenues. The...
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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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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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...Awakening One of Kate Chopin’s exceptional works is The Awakening. The story explores the concept of oppression of women by male domination in the 1800s. The book centers on New Orleans in the 1800s. The story revolves around the life of Edna and her Husband, Mr. Pontellier. However, the focus is on Edna’s experimentation with freedom, which allows her to express he sexual aspects in a world where women are largely encouraged to avoid doing so. As such, one of the key themes represented throughout this book is the freedom of expression from a feminist’s perspective, and the concept of male domination. As such, The Awakening reviews the...
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Women's Emancipation in The Awakening
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...Awakening.” It touches on the topic of womanhood, specifically in the bounds ofmarriage and family life. As the title of the story indicates, “The Awakening” shows how Edna was awakened into a realization she didn’t expect to happen. Edna had a strong and passionate spirit but this died down with her marriage to her husband, Leonce. When she became Mrs. Pontiellier, she took it upon herself to live a life of responsibility, leaving who she was before they got married. Her marriage to Leonce was not perfect. In fact, there were times when she cries at night confused on the reason she was crying (Chap.3, par.10.). But during... was not entirely such a person. She acted only as if she was that...
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The Self-Portrait with vanitas symbols
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...symbols, by David Bailly A Reflection on The Self-Portrait with vanitas symbols, by David Bailly The very first impression upon seeing the painting is that it has been produced in a very realistic manner. There is nothing out of ordinary about the setting of the objects and subjects at first glance and the whole painting seems to be grounded in real life. The painting is, however, different from an ordinary self portrait as it merges the styles of ‘self portrait’ and ‘still life’. As much space is given to the objects as the subject of the painting, which is, ostensibly, the young man sitting besides the table. The interesting thing to note... is that the young man (the painter himself) is...
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Interpreter of Maladies, Symbols of Love
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...symbols, representing the complex emotion. Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri is a collection of nine short stories. In the three shorts; A Temporary Matter, Sexy, and Interpreter of Maladies, Lahiri shows the hope, desire, and disappointment of love. The symbols in these stories may seem simple, but they instigate thoughts and actions. A Temporary Matter is about a young couple that has grown apart after the tragedy of losing a child at birth. The house triggers memories of the life they had together. It is a story of remembered and lost love. Shukumar and Shoba have taken to living separate... Throughout time have attempted to describe love. By using characters, ordinary objects have become...
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The Civil Rights movements and its symbols
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...symbols and clothing. However, all materials in culture do not suggest collective identity. The exact psychological mechanism behind individuals sorting out and combining multiple causes of identity is not well known. A collective identity can be defined as “individual’s cognitive... ?Introduction People behave differently in groups than as individuals. The group feels differently, acts in a peculiar way and has its own feelings and emotions. Collective behavior is seldom planned and is produced out of unstructured social situations. However, a collective action becomes a social movement when it is unified and lasting. The primary conditions for a social movement include a distinctive perspective and...
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