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Whose Voluptuous Sting Penetrated For centuries there has always been a struggle for women to find equality and respect from men In novels the mood is highly effective in illustrating the authors purpose and his ability to demonstrate symbolism In Kate Chopins novel The Awakening the mood us full of sorrow as well as desire to connect with Ednas discovery of her own identity and acknowledgement of her emotional and sexual desires by the pigeon house inspiring art and the ocean The pigeon house allows Edna to be at home and independent at the same time Soon after She realizes that there is no home for her and that suicide is the answer to freedom Edna is capable of expressing herself through art She is inspired to paint when listening to intense music The ocean is a symbol of freedom and escape This form of nature has always made an unknown attraction to Edna This is Ednas final destination of her discovery of human strength and independence Water is a cleansing tool and also aides in the process of rebirth Kate Chopin uses mood to intise the reader of the gradual awakening of a suffering woman in the nineteenth century with deep passion which proves independence can be gained by determination Edna begins to develop a distance from her husband her children and society when she moves into the pigeon house She is anxious for her bid of freedom and she feels that she is an independent woman utilizing her sexual awakening I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly but I have got into a habit of expressing myself It doesnt matter to me and you may think me unwomanly if you like 140 Edna expresses her unhanded love for Robert and explains that she does not care about the social prohibitions that forbid their
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