Edna in Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” Novel

Discuss Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” novel.

What role does water play in “The Awakening?” Is Edna a victim of her husband, her society, and her station in life, or is she the agent who is responsible for her demise? Is Edna selfish? What code of values does Edna live by? What is the role of Leonce in Edna’s death? Explain the meaning of the title “The Awakening.”