Book Review | The Awakening

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Widely considered a classic now, The Awakening by Kate Chopin was at at its publishing in 1899, considered controversial for the way that Chopin depicted immoral and frank depictions of female sexual desire and for its depiction of a protagonist who chafed against social norms and established gender roles.

Within a decade of her death she was considered a leading feminist writer for her time. Unfortunately, this often happened for female authors of this time.

The writing is superb. My review on goodreads is short but precise:

Wonderfully written! An ending I did not see coming as well. Really enjoyed this. Upsetting that Chopin was not recognized for her talents while she was still alive.

I’m just a reader who enjoyed this book and gave it five stars. I don’t feel qualified to give it a full analysis, but luckily for us others on youtube have already done this.