In the setting of the novel The Awakening, what is the decision of Chopin to set the story in New Orleans and Grand Isle?

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In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, the story takes place in two settings: New Orleans and Grand Isle. She set the action in New Orleans because she was a Louisiana writer and New Orleans was an ideal locale because it is historic, a port city, and a place of business. It also contained a large Creole population--a detail that was important to show Edna as an outsider....

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