The Awakening

In the context of this story, how do we define the roles of men and women? Do you agree with how Leonce Pontellier defines the roles of men and women? Cite evidence from this text, your own experience, and other literature, art, or history in your answer.

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In the context of this story, how do we define the roles of men and women? Do you agree with how Leonce Pontellier defines the roles of men and women? Cite evidence from this text, your own experience, and other literature, art, or history in your answer.

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In context, a man's role is to work and support his family. The woman's role is to take care of the home and children.

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He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it? He himself had his hands full with his brokerage business. He could not be in two places at once; making a living for his family on the street, and staying at home to see that no harm befell them. He talked in a monotonous, insistent way.

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The Awakening