History Literature / TheAwakening

22nd Apr '17 2:08:36 PM Omnicron13
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* ItsAllAboutMe: The perspective of the novel focuses heavily on the viewpoints and dissatisfaction of Edna Pontellier which leaders to her engaging in more than two love affairs out of sheer boredom with her marriage, ignoring her children to pursue artistic pursuits, and eventually ending her out life because she was unwilling to abandon her newfound hedonistic lifestyle. All in all, it makes her come off as considerably conceited.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The perspective of the novel focuses heavily on the viewpoints and dissatisfaction of Edna Pontellier with her married life which leaders led to her engaging in more than two love affairs out of sheer boredom with her marriage, ignoring her children to pursue artistic pursuits, and eventually ending her out own life because she was unwilling to abandon her newfound hedonistic lifestyle. All in all, it makes her come off as considerably conceited.conceited despite the author trying to make her justifiably sympathetic.
22nd Apr '17 2:06:37 PM Omnicron13
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* ItsAllAboutMe: The perspective of the novel focuses heavily on the viewpoints and dissatisfaction of Edna Pontellier which leaders to her engaging in more than two love affairs out of sheer boredom with her marriage, ignoring her children to pursue artistic pursuits, and eventually ending her out life because she was unwilling to abandon her newfound hedonistic lifestyle. All in all, it makes her come off as considerably conceited.
12th Oct '16 11:43:49 PM DustSnitch
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* TheCasanova: Alcee Arubin.

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* TheCasanova: TheCasanova:
** Robert is a sort of example, in that he tends to fraternize with widows and single women, but he rarely goes beyond flirting.
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Alcee Arubin.Arubin has a scandalous reputation with women.



* GRatedSex: The sex scenes are so G-rated students tend to completely miss them. The great irony of this is that when it was written the book was so raunchy it almost wasn't published.

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* GRatedSex: The sex sexual scenes are so G-rated students tend to completely miss them. The great irony of this is that when it was written the book was so raunchy it almost wasn't published.



* 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.]]
* TheOphelia: Parallels can be drawn between [[spoiler:Edna's death and the death of Ophelia.]]

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* LoveDodecahedron: A fairly mild case, [[spoiler: though with tragic results]].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,]] women, and Edna and Adele have some LesYay going on HomoeroticSubtext early on in the story.
* MomentKiller: Celestine [[spoiler: walking in on Edna and Robert cuddling to tell Edna that Adele is having her baby.]]
baby.
* TheOphelia: Parallels can be drawn between [[spoiler:Edna's death drowning while swimming and the death of Ophelia.]]



* RipVanWinkle: After Edna spends most of chapter XV sleeping, she and Robert quip about how it's been one hundred years and everyone else i hte Grand Isle is long dead. She doesn't really sleep for a century, leaving it a DiscussedTrope.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Edna's affair with [[spoiler: Alcee]] is part of what finally makes her unwilling to continue [[spoiler: the life she has]].

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* RipVanWinkle: After Edna spends most of chapter XV sleeping, she and Robert quip about how it's been one hundred years and everyone else i hte in the Grand Isle is long dead. She doesn't really sleep for a century, leaving it a DiscussedTrope.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Edna's affair with [[spoiler: Alcee]] Alcee is part of what finally makes her unwilling to continue [[spoiler: the life she has]].has.



* 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.
* SympatheticAdulterer: [[spoiler:Edna.]]

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* SuicideBySea: Edna The ending sees a character drown at sea. [[spoiler: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.
creativity.]]
* SympatheticAdulterer: [[spoiler:Edna.]]Edna is the focus character and much attention is given to her boredom with Leonce and her connection with Robert.
6th Oct '16 5:49:46 AM DustSnitch
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* RipVanWinkle: After Edna spends most of chapter XV sleeping, she and Robert quip about how it's been one hundred years and everyone else i hte Grand Isle is long dead. She doesn't really sleep for a century, leaving it a DiscussedTrope.
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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