The Awakening


Kate Chopin

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The Awakening: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Edna Pontellier wonders why she followed Robert to the beach, though she had not wanted to go. She is beginning to become aware of her place in the world—she feels a new understanding settling on her, and it makes her gloomy and thoughtful.
Edna’s awakening is still in a hesitant, transitional phase. She has become aware of her individuality and her opinions, but she is not quite sure how to act on these new impulses.
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