History Literature / TheAwakening

27th Sep '15 7:55:57 PM toongrrl1990
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* WomanInWhite: The Creole women Edna hangs with count as this trope, wearing white and often seen fulfilling a "Mother-Woman" role.
17th Sep '15 12:20:50 PM gallium
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Edna]].


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* SuicideBySea: Edna swims far into the sea and lets herself be drowned. It's quite symbolic as learning to swim and bathing in the sea meant a lot for her and unleashed her desires and creativity.
19th Feb '14 8:47:35 PM FruityOatyBars
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* TheCasanova: Alcee Arubin.



* DidYouThinkICantFeel?



* HystericalWoman: Mr. Pontelier thinks Edna is this, but the psychiatrist he calls to examine her encourages him to leave her be.

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* HystericalWoman: Mr. Pontelier Pontellier thinks Edna is this, but the psychiatrist he calls to examine her encourages him to leave her be.be.
* LoveDodecahedron: A fairly mild case, [[spoiler: though with tragic results]]. Edna is married to Mr. Pontellier, but [[spoiler: she and Robert are in love, although she also has a lust-driven affair with Alcee as a sort of substitute while both Mr. Pontellier and Robert are away. Alcee is also flirty with other women,]] and Edna and Adele have some LesYay going on early in the story.
* MomentKiller: Celestine [[spoiler: walking in on Edna and Robert cuddling to tell Edna that Adele is having her baby.]]
30th Jan '14 7:21:19 AM XFllo
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* ProperLady: Adele Ratignolle'. Her submissiveness and devotion to her family and husband make her an ideal woman. Adele is extremely sweet, feminine, and fragile. However, Adele Ratignolle's open-minded Creole ways help Edna to unleash her self and her inner artist.
23rd Feb '12 10:40:13 PM DragonQuestZ
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* TrueBlueFemininity: The Farival twins wear white and blue, said to be the "Virgin's Colors".
6th Feb '12 6:37:27 PM PPF2011
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* {{Foil}}: Adele to Edna.

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* {{Foil}}: Adele to Edna. Adele and Mlle. Reisz are also this to each other.


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* SpoiledBrat: Victor Lebrun, Robert's little brother who wants Edna for himself, despite only being 19.
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