The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Awakening

Kate Chopin

195 pages first pub 1899 (editions)

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

Description

When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman tra...

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Community Reviews Summary of 19,625 reviews

Moods

reflective 83%
emotional 60%
sad 45%
dark 28%
challenging 23%
inspiring 16%
tense 12%
hopeful 7%
adventurous 5%
mysterious 5%
relaxing 3%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%
funny 1%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 37%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 7% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 29% | No: 25% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.6

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