The Awakening
The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

The Awakening Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Birds
The Sea
Cigars
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Characters
Edna Pontellier
Edna Pontellier Timeline
Robert Lebrun
Robert Lebrun Timeline
Leonce Pontellier
Leonce Pontellier Timeline
Adele Ratignolle
Adele Ratignolle Timeline
Mademoiselle Reisz
Alcee Arobin
Doctor Mandelet
The Two Lovers
The Lady in Black
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Romantic
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
Marriage
Marriage Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Repression
Repression Quotes
Art and Culture
Art and Culture Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Respect and Reputation
Respect and Reputation Quotes
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
And the Subsequent Pushing of the Snooze Button
And the Subsequent Pushing of the Snooze Button Flashcards
And the Subsequent Pushing of the Snooze Button True or False
She is Woman, Read Her Roar
She is Woman, Read Her Roar Flashcards
She is Woman, Read Her Roar True or False
Essay
Teaching The Awakening
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Writing A Minor Awakening: Short Stories Inspired by Minor Characters
Judging a Book By Its Cover
What's in a Trailer?
Characterization
Chew On This
Literary Devices
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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