The Awakening Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Awakening

Edna Pontellier wakes up one day and realizes that her life has become devoid of meaning. Unhappy in her marriage and even unhappier in her role as a mother Edna makes the choice of finding happiness. Edna finds happiness in having an affair with another man. The references are not detailed and are made as illusions but the concept was shocking for the late 1890's. The book for those times was as bad as a modern porno but for our times the intimate affair lacks description.

The only person that Edna is concerned with is herself and after her affair ends she looks back at it with satisfaction though her life is still not completely satisfying to how she would like to live.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   19th century Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   playing footsy while inconveniently married Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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