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The Awakening and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780679783336
ISBN10: 0679783334
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Reading Group Guide

1. Many contemporary readers may feel that The Awakening articulates a clearly feminist agenda. Do you agree with this reading? Why or why not?

2. Discuss the Creole and Cajun influence in Kate Chopin's stories. How does Chopin's identity as a regional writer inform her work?

3. Critics have said that one of Chopin's most persistent themes is the interaction between one's sense of self and one's obligation to community. How does this dynamic play out in The Awakening?

4. How do you feel Chopin judges Edna in The Awakening, if at all? How do you interpret the meaning of the novel's ending?

5. What do you feel is the significance of the novel's title? What is the awakening of which the title speaks?

6. What do you think Edna means when she tells Ad?le, "I would give up my life for my children; but I wouldn't give myself"?

7. Do you think Edna benefits from her expanded

sexual consciousness? What do you think Chopin thinks?

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AstraeaBeauty, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by AstraeaBeauty)
I read this book when I was about fifteen years old and it really altered my perceptions of everyday life. Since than, I've come back to the story and other works by the same author multiple times for peace and calm and reassurance in my life. This book is definitely one of my all time favorites and I highly suggest you give it a try.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679783336
Editor:
Baym, Nina
Introduction:
Gibbons, Kaye
Introduction by:
Gibbons, Kaye
Introduction:
Gibbons, Kaye
Editor:
Baym, Nina
Author:
Baym, Nina
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Author:
Gibbons, Kaye
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women - Louisiana
Subject:
Louisiana Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2000
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
106-121
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.96 in. .82 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Modern Library - English 9780679783336 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A novel that scandalized America because of its sexual frankness, and because of the unconventional behavior of its female protagonist, The Awakening (1899) has enjoyed vast popularity in the 20th century. Our new edition also includes stories from Chopin's Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897), along with commentary and Kaye Gibbons's new introduction.
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