The Awakening Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Several types of birds appear repeatedly in The Awakening. We’ll break it down for you.The parrot and the mockingbirdAt the start of the book, the parrot shrieks and swears at Mr. Pontellier....
On one hand the sea is a symbol of empowerment in The Awakening. In the sea, Edna learns to swim (and, by extension, learns that she does in fact have control over her own body). The sea also funct...
Cigars appear over and over in The Awakening as a symbol of masculinity and traditional manhood. Victorian women were not allowed to smoke at all, and certainly not cigars. Interestingly, Kate Chop...
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