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By Alan Eugene Sims JrAwakening by Kate Chopin- How Marriage CanShould WorkMarriages in the 1990s have become uncommon or they become unstable astherelationship between the individuals progresses The book Awakening writtenby KateChopin that was written about a woman named Edna Pontelliers sexual awakeningshows repeated examples of how a marriage should and should not work Hermarriageto Leonce Pontellier shows that marriage needs understanding of feelingsbetweenhusband and wife mutual effort from the individuals and sexual connectionThePontelliers marriage shows that without these key aspects a marriage willnot workThey especially show that by not understanding one anothers emotions prosperousmatrimony does not existIn the Awakening Leonce and Edna Pontellier often fight or Leonce feelsoneway about a situation while Edna looks at it differently In an early instancein the bookMr Pontellier makes Edna cry when he says that their son Raoul is runninga feverLeonce reprimands her saying that she does not take care of the kids Hefeels he shouldnot have to stay at home and take care of the kids while attending to hisbusiness tooMrs Pontellier was brought up in Bluegrass Country in Kentucky a societythat isradically different from the Creol community When her kids are sick or whenthey fallthey do not come running to their mother Adele Ratignolle is the perfectmother-womanor the mother that gives all and everything to her kids Edna does not tryto be the perfectmother-woman that her husband expects her to be Mr Pontellier also showsthat he doesnot understand his wifes feelings when he goes to Dr Mandelet He asksthe doctor foradvice but Leonce cannot even explain the problem that he sees in EdnaDue to Leonceand Edna Pontelliers constant confusion of feelings their marriage doesnot workIn marriage there should be a sexual connection between husband and wifeWhen Edna moves out of her house in New Orleans she moves into a place calledknownas the Pigeon House She encounters an affair with Alcee Arobin which makesherhappy Her affair with Alcee was a very delicate subject in the book butshe
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