Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

February 6, 2018
by bekisz20

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

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

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