The Awakening

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Chopin's Message

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That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside the fictions self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world. (Chopin, Chpt. 19)

Given the sentence above, what is Chopin's message about early 20th-century society?

A

Our clothes represent who we are in society.

B

People only cast aside their true selves in front of those they trust.

C

A person's true love does not see who they truly are.

D

Society forces people to act against their inner desires and put on a false front in order to fit in.

E

Society pressures people into showing their true selves.