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The Birds The Ocean and the PI ANO

Every Book Film that comes into your life explains what you needed to RE MEMBER your 2 arms 2 legs and your HEAD EDD This book touched me profoundly i was given it 8 yrs agO all is said in this book....



Water now becomes the Hidden LEG EGG this book from 1899 explains where we are NOW and only those that can swim naked in the deep LAKE make it through the Mirr ROAR of Lancelot du Lac, also written as Launcelot and other variants, is a character in some versions of Arthurian legend, where he is typically depicted as King Arthur's close companion and one of the greatest Knights of the Round Table


AIR AIL Birds – In the beginning of the book, a caged parrot is shouting to Mr. Pontellier "Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That's all right!" This translates to "Leave dammit". It is clear that the parrot represents Edna's unspoken feelings towards her husband. It also represents how Edna is caged in her society, without much freedom to live as she pleases. As Edna is walking towards the ocean in the end of the novel, we see a bird with a broken wing. There are many possible interpretations of the symbolism of the injured bird. Some would say that the bird is a representation of Edna finally breaking away from the idea of Victorian womanhood, as throughout the entire novel we see caged birds and now we are finally seeing a bird that is free despite its injury. Others say the injured bird represents Edna's failure to live outside of the expectations that society had placed on her.




Pisces Ocean – The ocean can be interpreted to represent many different things. While the Pontellier family are vacationing at the resort Edna teaches herself how to swim. This signifies her "awakening", her realizing that she holds some sort of independence. It is as if this first swim was Edna's first taste of freedom and after that she becomes more and more rebellious. The ending of the book depends on the perception of the reader. Many question whether or not Edna dies in the end of the novel. If Edna is thought to be dead, then it is an ironic death because the sea is where she discovered herself. Those that believe Edna purposely kills herself justify her suicide by saying that the ocean is what Edna believed would free her from the chains that were placed on her by society.


PI ANO Piano – Throughout the novel many characters play musical instruments, specifically the

piano. At the resort when Adéle is playing the piano it is almost like déjà vu for Edna; just as the event that occurred in the ocean at the novel's beginning, Edna is once again being awakened. It is as if she has a better understanding of herself and her feelings after hearing the woman play the piano. Edna also feels that same emotion when Mademoiselle Reisz plays the piano. It is as if the music that comes from this instrument represents how these women inspire Edna to become a stronger and more independent woman.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Awakening_(Chopin_novel)

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