Essays Tagged: "Grand Isle"

Edna's Character in " The Awakening", a novel by Kate Chopin

The society of Grand Isle places many expectations on its women to belong to men and be subordinate to their childr ... at society views as the suitable and unsuitable woman figures. Mademoiselle Ratignolle as the ideal Grand Isle woman, a home-loving mother and a good wife, and Mademoiselle Reisz as the old, unmarried ... eader '...Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman. The mother-woman seemed to prevail that summer at Grand Isle'. Edna tries on one occasion to explain to Adele how she feels about her children and how ...

(3 pages) 186 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book Analysis of Kate Chopin's THE AWAKENING

s of the story is around the feminist movement and it quite crucial to the plot. The novel opens on Grand Isle, which was a popular summer vacation spot for the wealthy citizens of New Orleans.The sto ... very.The rising action consists of many events that launched her awakening while Edna vacationed in Grand Isle. There, conversations with Adele prompted Edna to realize the oppression caused onto her ...

(7 pages) 344 1 3.8 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbolism for Independence and Freedom in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

e is also free._____Another symbol of freedom deals with the houses and the ocean. In the houses on Grand Isle and in New Orleans, Edna is like a caged bird. She cannot be herself at these places. At ... sions of others. There she is able fly in and out of her cage. Finally, at the little bath house in Grand Isle Edna is able to access the ultimate representation of sensuality and freedom, the ocean._ ...

(2 pages) 203 2 4.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In the book The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier is a character who is entrapped both externally and internally.

g to dawn dimly within her,-the light which, showing the way, forbids it."(Page 17) "That summer at Grand Isle she began to loosen a little the mantle which enveloped her."(Page 18) Finally, at the ve ...

(3 pages) 104 0 4.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin.

In The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the setting is in the late 1800s on Grand Isle in Louisiana. The main character of the story is Edna Pontellier who is not a Creole. Oth ...

(3 pages) 69 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin.

independence, her sexual desires and her place in society. The book took place in the late 1800s on Grand Isle in Louisiana. The main character Edna Pontellier, who was not a Creole, was married to Le ...

(4 pages) 76 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Deconstruction,feminism and gender in "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin.

issuesare best seen in the last chapter. That's why I am to write about it.Chapter XXXIX begins on Grand Isle. Victor and Mariequita flirt and discuss Edna'sdinner party while Victor does constructio ... e can find only oneanswer to the unavoidable and heartbreaking boundaries of society. She returnsto Grand Isle, the site of her first moments of emotional, sexual, and intellectual awareness,and, in a ...

(4 pages) 92 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Women in The Awakening - Kate Chopin

is always one of love. Even in her free time, Adele works to fulfill her children's needs. While at Grand Isle, she "was busily engaged in sewing upon a diminutive pair of night-drawers . . . designed ... is to the realization that duty should come before desire.Edna learns to swim during the summer at Grand Isle. This serves as a symbol of acquiring independence from all of the crutches in her life. ...

(7 pages) 88 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Repressing the Awakening" is a psychoanalysis of Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening. It examines decadent, displaced, and transitory sexual repression in the characters. Complete with quotes.

his Casanova nature. "Since the age of fifteen, which was eleven years before, Robert each year at Grand Isle had constituted himself the devoted attendant of some fair dame or damsel. Sometimes it w ...

(8 pages) 70 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Awakening - Analysis of Edna

me as past relics. How many ages ago did Madame Antoine and Tonie die? And when did our people from Grand Isle disappear from the earth?" (Chapter XIII) This poem reflects Edna's desire to be i ...

(6 pages) 51 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Awakening by Kate Chopin SYMBOLS

akening and stresses her physical and external self. When Edna gets back home with her husband from Grand Isle, Edna accompanies her companions in only a simple house dress instead of a luxurious day ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin - Analysis and symbolism

is completely alone.Realizing that she is still shackled to societal expectations, she retreats to Grand Isle to clear her mind. As she stands by the ocean where she first learned to swim, she witnes ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Foil in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

by which the dynamic character, Edna, may be contrasted.The tide rises while Edna vacations at the Grand Isle. It is here that Edna begins "to realize her position in the universe as a human being," ...

(2 pages) 15 1 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Reader Response to "The Awakening"

the family". I have always tried to be true to myself and never just do what people wanted me to.On Grand Isle, her relations with Adele Ratignolle and Robert Lebrun were more intense within the story ...

(3 pages) 30 1 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Metamorphosis of Edna in "The Awakening"

of a loveless marriage, unfulfilled, unhappy, and closed in like a caged bird. During her summer at Grand Isle she is confronted with herself in her truest nature, and finds herself swept away by pass ... pt away by passion and love for someone she cannot have, Robert Lebrun. The imagery of the ocean at Grand Isle and its attributes symbolize a force calling her to confront her internal struggles, and ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.5 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An Analysis Journal On "The Awakening"

"� that Edna is trying to escape. She wants to be her own person. During her vacation on the Grand Isle, Edna begins a series of awakenings. She wants to separate the identity of a wife and a m ...

(10 pages) 18 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Implications Of Self-expression

te Chopin begins with 28 year old Edna Pontellier summering with her husband and their twin sons on Grand Isle. It is there on the island where she begins to change from an abnegated wife and mother t ... litude. She is alone in her awakening. Edna Pontellier learns about self-expression first on Grand Isle, where all spoke freely and later through her art. "Their freedom of expression was at fi ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Awakening

In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, Grand Isle society expects women to be subordinate to their children. Edna Pontellier's society flou ... t what society views as suitable and unsuitable woman figures. Mademoiselle Ratignolle is the ideal Grand Isle woman, a home-loving mother, and a good wife. The antithesis of Adele is Mademoiselle Rei ... ully establishes that Edna does not neglect her children, only her mother-woman image. The women at Grand Isle exude the mother-woman image, but, "…Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman. The m ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Awakening

itting into the spectrum of society's norm.During a summer vacation to the Lebrun family pension on Grand Isle, Edna finds herself the object of another's affection. The young man who seems to feel th ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Awakening By Kate Chopin         A theme is the main

e theme and so does the setting. Through the many different settings the theme is developed. Grand Isle is the first setting in the novel. Edna develops her raging desires after leaving this is ... l such as money and her body but she would never let anyone have her soul. The setting changes from Grand Isle to New Orleans where she and her husband live on Esplanade Street. She changes her mood w ...

(2 pages) 1323 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare