Los varios despertares de Edna Pontellier
AuthorsSierra Ayala, Lina
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/4838
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1993, n. 6, p. -36. ISSN 1131-9674
This paper comments the revival of Kate Chopin, whose work, as everybody knows, has been abundantly commented since the sixties. The author doesn't overemphasize the human and aesthetical values of Kate Chopin but, as a woman, she believes that all of us should pay a homage to Chopin for her contribution to widen the narrow limits within which the feminine existence took place in her days. Enlarging the horizons of the human being, deepening the noblest sense of human life is always, she thinks, an ethically valuable enterprise. Chopin, according to the author, deserves great credits in this respect. The present article reviews some unfavourable critical opinions on The Awakening when it was first published and analyses the main characters of the book, especially that of the heroine Edna Pontellier.