YMMV / The Awakening

The novel:

  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Edna's complete disinterest in her children and her marriage (and the possible pain that could cause her husband and children) are not expressed too deeply. Edna is portrayed as sympathetic and much in need of her awakening.
  • Values Dissonance: Nowadays the book is barely as raunchy as your average YA novel (see G-Rated Sex), but back when it was published it was considered too inappropriate.
    • On a second note, Edna's suicide is appearing to become interpreted as more selfish by today's students than in years past.

The film: