The Awakening

What is the significance of the sea to Edna? Which phrase from the text best supports the answer to Part A?

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PART A: What is the significance of the sea to Edna?

A. It represents a danger to her – an oppressive future, if she does not make a change in her life.

B. It represents the freedoms that she craves yet is denied in her current situation.

C. It represents Edna’s love for her family, despite her occasional frustrations with them.

D. It represents Edna’s fear of her husband, whom she no longer trusts nor loves.

PART B: Which phrase from the text best supports the answer to Part A?

A. “It broke like a mournful lullaby upon the night.” (Paragraph 9)

B. “How many souls perish in its tumult!” (Paragraph 17)

C. “The voice of the sea is seductive;” (Paragraph 18)

D. “she remembered that she had been passionately enamored” (Paragraph 20)

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B. It represents the freedoms that she craves yet is denied in her current situation.

A. “It broke like a mournful lullaby upon the night.” (Paragraph 9)