The Awakening is a title that fits with the the events going on when author Kate Chopin was writing it. Where women’s rights were an ‘awakening’ to the United States in the 19th Century. It also represents character Edna Pontellier personal awakenings within her own life. Chopin uses The Awakening to bring up different standards of what being a women during is like during that time. Chopin addresses female sexuality, motherhood and marital infidelity in a different light.
The Awakening is a novel that was ahead of its time, but taught for decades to come.