Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

Collector: Ann V.

Kate Chopin's The Awakening is the focus of a three-lesson collection designed for readers of the novella. The first resource provides readers with background information about Chopin and Creole culture. The second resource explores how Chopin uses literary realism and local color to give texture to her tale. The final lesson has students investigate the expectations of women in late nineteenth-century America. The unit ends with individuals crafting a reflective essay to demonstrate their understanding of why Chopin's work was so controversial when published in 1899.

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