THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Awakening
By Kate Chopin

An essay by Marion Muirhead examining the protagonist of this novel, Edna Pontellier, and the role of language in the narrative, with reference to Michael Toolan's conversational turbulence model, and Norman Fairclough's Language and Power.
In this essay Sarah Klein explores how Chopin's novel, originally published in 1899, anticipates the modernist traits of much early twentieth-century work.
An essay on the novel with reference to Buddhist ideology.
A chapter from Marilyn R. Chandler's Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction exploring this work and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper".