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The Awakening by Kate Chopin from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a masterpiece of early feminist fiction telling the story of a woman who finally decides to decide her own fate.
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"This was another required read my senior year of high school. As tragic as it was, it was a phenomenal story that I think about often. I started watching The Handmaids Tale on Hulu recently & I found myself frequently thinking back to this novel while watching & pondering over the suffering of women and our roles/standards/pressures in society."
"I think this book was over-hyped for me as the epitome of early(ish) feminist literature. I expected a more blatant discussion of sex when referencing Edna's extramarital "affairs," but I see that being explicit wasn't quite the point. My biggest takeaway was the bravery of Edna's belief in putting herself first and refusing to sacrifice all that she is for her husband or her children. While the ending was upsetting, I had to ask myself what else could I expect. What could Edna's life moving forward look like? Would she seek out Robert after he left for the second time? Seek out Arobin even after realizing she loves Robert? And going back to settle with Leonce and her children is the antithesis of her titular awakening, so her final choice of suicide is understandable albeit devastating."
"Fantastic book about women and their limited choices"
"for a school book i really liked it"
"killed me but in a great way"