While Edna tries to break free from conformity she exhibits some behavior that may be regarded as "childlike". For one, she is constantly disregarding responsibilities, tending to herself rather than those around her. She seems to have an affinity for ignoring her children especially, letting them "...pick [themselves] up, wipe the water out of [their] eyes and the sand out of [their mouths], and go on playing..." instead of tending to their needs. A parent is responsible to love and care for their children and Mrs. P. certainly does not. She also exhibits, later in the novel, a lack of basic respect for her husband, showing her growing independence through every disobedient act such as the hammock incident portrayed on Pg. 50. Due to her lack of responsibility and overall selfish demeanor, I deem her to be "childlike". Take a look at the relationship between Edna and Robert and pay close attention to the role Edna plays. Allusions to her adulterous nature can be found in the book as early as in the very first chapter, where Robert stays behind to talk to Edna while Mr. P. goes out to be with his friends. She has wild unrealistic fantasies involving her and Robert, rejecting all realities and substituting her own. Even in his absence, he is on her mind, allowing her to be compared to a love struck young girl. Edna is obviously immature and I believe that there is a purpose behind Chopin's portrayal of Edna this way. A child is generally viewed as innocent in nature, knowing not what they have done even after committing an obvious wrong. The novel never characterizes Edna as being in the "right" throughout the course of her awakening, but it also never characterizes her as being in the
The Absurd Man’s Awakening
Have you ever felt like you go through the motions of life without intention, focusing on the future, but not the things happening in the present? Albert Camus’s novel, The Stranger, tells the story of the life of Meursault, a French man living in Algeria in the early 1940s. Scholars say Meursault “sleepwalks” through his life, living without much meaning or emotion. One blistering hot day at the beach, he shoots and kills an Arab for no apparent reason. Throughout the…
Character Analysis: Nora Helmer
At first the protagonist, Nora, seems a little bit off. When her husband, Torvald, calls her things like his "little squirrel," "featherhead," she doesn't seem to mind. In fact she seems to not mind it or just be into it. When Torvald first calls her a spendthrift, we're pressured to agree. So far, we've seen her give the porter a good tip, come in with tons of Christmas presents, and not take into account the idea of debt. Soon, though, we see that Nora…
In her daring novel The Awakening, Kate Chopin bravely exposes an unfamiliar attitude of feminism to an unprepared society in the form of Edna Pontellier. At the time, her work of fiction was not yet recognized as being respectable or even credible—due to the fact that the idea of feminism had not yet become popular. Since then, Edna Pontellier’s “awakening” has been viewed in a positive light by many modern feminist critics and described as an “intellectual and social” maturation or liberation of…
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Group Observation and Analysis
What Is A.A.? Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. For the newcomer, an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting can seem, strange and intimidating…
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” the characters discover secrets, experience emotional awakenings, and create their own conflicts; these occurrences help the readers point out literary devices, such as archetypes and imagery, to expose the true nature of humans and illustrate the consequential choices that lead to character development. The true nature and ambitions of Rappaccini, Bagnoli, and Giovanni are revealed by their conscious decisions to manipulate…
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Tim Winton’s ‘The Turning’: Critical Analysis
Tim Winton, in –The Turning– as a sequence of narratives, portrays various characters from different backgrounds, interacting in social contexts uniquely different from one another. These characters portray a sense of struggle, with respect to espousing the existent mysterious bonds that often draw them together, strive to enhance social cohesion while at the same time are torn apart by deep-rooted…
was interested in the themes of this text, the aforementioned obedience and its antithesis, temptation. Whilst these can be found in the original bible story Milton’s text offers a further realm of interest in terms of his character exploration (particularly the Satan character). I found this characterisation fascinating and wished to explore it further in a different context.
In my transformation I aimed to take Milton’s themes and put them in a modern context to give a current perspective to…
very stressful and stagnant routine and so you may ask, what’s the motivation? What’s driving you to stay consistent which such an abroad complication? It was said that over time, emotion would take-over ones vulnerability. Research and countless analysis show that fear and desire are two major emotional entities, rooting into the minds of the drained individual, controlling lively actions, thus, blinding conscious accountabilities. To be applied in ones life within the rat race, fear is what wakes…
A. Book Title:
The Looming Tower: Al- Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
D. General Content:
The Looming Tower is an in-depth study of the factors leading to 9/11. It brings to life the characters which have created jihadist movement and explains why their ideas had such a violent force. The Looming Tower shows purported lack of seriousness by American Intelligence regarding Bin Laden, who played an important role in the 9/11 assault on America…