Not a Vanquished Rebel But a Successful Explorer of Newer Realms: A Study of Edna Pontellier in Chopins The Awakening

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dc.contributor.author Lahiri, Sharmita
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-24T14:33:06Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-24T14:33:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Lahiri, Sharmita, “Not a vanquished rebel but a successful explorer of newer realms: A study of Edna Pontellier in Chopin’s The Awakening”, The IUP Journal of English Studies, URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2101073, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 61-72, Sep. 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0973-3728
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/1149
dc.identifier.uri http://ssrn.com/abstract=2101073
dc.description.abstract Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost make us feel that the first man and the first woman are similar, and yet they are different for they are unequal. The first woman is for the first man, for “God in him.” Her identity is thus determined by her relationship with and subordination to him. The element of inequality also characterizes marital relationships and gender dynamics in the Creole world of The Awakening. A sense of inequality and subordination precipitate the crisis in the life of Edna Pontellier. Edna refuses to be “for him” (her husband); she quests for a feminine identity that defies the prevalent social norms and expectations. Edna finally opts for the vast expanse of the sea rejecting the constraints imposed by society. Her swimming out into the sea is not a desperate act of self-destruction of a vanquished rebel. It is an exploration of newer spaces and of a new alternative for women — the alternative of noncompliance, non-subjugation, and bold defiance. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Sharmita Lahiri
dc.format.extent vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 61-72
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IUP Publications en_US
dc.subject Chopin en_US
dc.subject Edna Pontellier en_US
dc.subject Explorer Realms en_US
dc.title Not a Vanquished Rebel But a Successful Explorer of Newer Realms: A Study of Edna Pontellier in Chopins The Awakening en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal The IUP Journal of English Studies


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