The Awakening

by

Kate Chopin

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Birds

As in many Romantic works of the 19th century, birds in The Awakening are symbols of freedom and imagination. In flight, they soar above earthly rules and inhibitions. They observe the world from a cool…

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The Sea

For Edna, the sea is the opposite of her orderly social world: the sea is infinite when the world is limiting, solitary when the world is crowded, mysterious and profound when the world is superficial… read analysis of The Sea