In The Awakening, how does Kate Chopin sympathize with Edna but she doesn't pity her?  

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In the novel The Awakeningby Kate Chopin, the character of Edna Pontellier is a middle-aged married woman and mother who discovers her hunger for passion and romance for the first time in her entire life.

Kate Chopin obviously sysympathizes with her main character. This is evident in that she lets Edna get away with mostly everything she can think of in the story. For example, when Edna falls in love with Robert , she is permitted to be out and about with him without much argument from Edna's husband. Chopin also gives Edna the chance...

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