The Awakening

What hope or romantic dream was shattered for Edna pontellier?

why?/ how?

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In the end, Edna's dreams are shattered by the realization that she can never really be free as long as she has her children. She can have as many lovers as she likes.... she can get over Robert..... and she can find passion where she will. Her children, however, are seen as chains holding her back, and her actions..... as well as their repurcussions, may be something that she can live with..... but th effects they will have on her children cannot.


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