Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

February 6, 2018
by bekisz20
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When The Sea Speaks

Symbolism is no new concept in literature, and yet it is still an effective method of communicating significant points in a written work. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin uses the sea as one such symbol. As I will discuss below, the strategic … Continue reading

February 1, 2018
by byrd19
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To Be Human

In short, Mrs. Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her. This may seem like a ponderous weight of … Continue reading

January 31, 2018
by kbekisz20
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Giving Up Self

There is a critical line spoken by Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: “I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself.” (64) There … Continue reading