Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Narcissism in the Suicide and Sexuality of Edna Pontellier

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The central figure in The Awakening, Edna Pontellier, is shown in this thesis to pursue a narcissistic flight from existential reality. Following a review of contemporary criticism, Edna Pontellier's narcissism is discussed in connection with her sexuality and suicide. Sources cited range from biographies of Kate Chopin to scholarly articles to the works of modern psychologists. The emphasis throughout the thesis is on the wealth of interpretations that currently exist on The Awakening as well as the potential for further -study and interpretation in the future. Rather than viewing The Awakening as a purely feministic novel, it is stressed that ... continued below

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Lehman, Suzanne M. (Suzanne Marie) December 1988.

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The central figure in The Awakening, Edna Pontellier, is shown in this thesis to pursue a narcissistic flight from existential reality. Following a review of contemporary criticism, Edna Pontellier's narcissism is discussed in connection with her sexuality and suicide. Sources cited range from biographies of Kate Chopin to scholarly articles to the works of modern psychologists. The emphasis throughout the thesis is on the wealth of interpretations that currently exist on The Awakening as well as the potential for further -study and interpretation in the future. Rather than viewing The Awakening as a purely feministic novel, it is stressed that The Awakening can transcend such categorization and be appreciated on many levels.

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Lehman, Suzanne M. (Suzanne Marie). Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Narcissism in the Suicide and Sexuality of Edna Pontellier, thesis, December 1988; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500307/: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .