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Read over the passage where Eleanor has an emotional breakdown before Charles arrives in Paris. Chopin never provides enough information for readers to understand what causes this outburst. Rewrite the ending of the story, providing a clear explanation of Eleanor’s despair and how it affects the outcome. How does the story’s meaning change?

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Compare and contrast the subject of marriage in Chopin’s The Awakening and ‘‘A Point at Issue!’’ How do the women deal with their positions similarly and differently?

Create a storyboard outlining each scene for a cinematic version of the story.

Investigate the women’s movement at the end of the nineteenth century. How did it influence American society? What kind of opposition did it face? Was it successful?

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