Sacrifice In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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In The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the protagonist, Edna Pontellier lives in a world where society views women to be more on the traditional side and not go against their “social norms.” Everyone has a place and knows how they are supposed to do and act. Edna Pontellier deliberately sacrifices the things she wants to do versus the things she has to do because of the way that society had viewed women, this is clearly portrayed throughout the book as a whole. Edna Pontellier thought her children were a burden, she was not like the other mothers in the place in which they lived, she was not willing to give herself, sacrifice herself as you might say, for her kids or her husband. This is shown throughout the book when Edna goes and visits her friend