In The Awakening, what examples can you give of Edna living the duality of inwardly questioning and outward conforming?
This quote captures one of the central themes of the novel. At the start of the novel we see several situations where Edna is outwardly conforming to the expectations of Creole society. She tries hard to play the role of good mother and devoted wife. She takes care of the children; she smiles dutifully at her husband; she fulfills her social obligations. But, even after chapter 1 , it is clear that Edna is consumed with inward questioning. She is annoyed by her...
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