Consulting Edna: The Role of Doctor Mandelet in Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening' by Johannes Steffens

Consulting Edna: The Role of Doctor Mandelet in Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening'

byJohannes Steffens

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (English Department), course: Engl 373 Southern American Literature, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the role of Doctor Mandelet in Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening. I argue that Mandelet is a mixed character - understanding and at the same time misunderstanding Edna Pontellier's predicament - who portrayed therefore rather ambiguously. Although Chopin is critical of Mandelet and the other male characters in her novel and characterizes them at times negatively, Chopin also reveals that their inability to comprehend Edna's inner life and her transformation in the course of the novel is not inherent. Rather, Edna's men are victims of their circumstances and - to use a Naturalist notion - are controlled by outside forces beyond their control.
Title:Consulting Edna: The Role of Doctor Mandelet in Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening'Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 22, 2008Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363803898X

ISBN - 13:9783638038980

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