The Awakening of Ethics


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The Awakening of Ethics
The book The Awakening was a poignant tale of Mrs. Edna Pontellier, a woman caught in a world of the ethical quandaries during the late 19th century. Whether it was the entrapment that being married to someone who does not elicit passion, or the feeling of aloofness from her children, Edna found herself living a life in which she was never truly happy. She was finally able to find some salvation with Robert Lebrun, but her inability to become cohesive with him became the final blow to struggle she could no longer bear. The ethical debate of suicide is broached in the tragic ending of the story as Edna swam deep into the ocean without any thought of turning back.
The Awakening of Ethics
Kate Chopin broke new...
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.....cter like Edna to the readers, the topics of ethical debate were rendered even more ripe for analysis. In the end though, the statement that the story made about society was not commendable. Sadly, many of the same themes exist for women today, despite all the efforts to create an egalitarian society. Suicide is still an ethical controversy. Far too many women still find the inequalities in society and the lack of choices to be so great that they too find a way to take their own one-way swims into the ocean.
Chopin, K. (1899). The awakening. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company.
Heuston, S. (2006, Summer 2006). Chopin's THE AWAKENING. Explicator, 64(4), 224-226.
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