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The Awakening

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Shedding of Clothes

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As Edna prepares for her final swim Chopin notes, “for the first time in her life she stood naked in the open air.” (Ch. 39)

What is the significance behind Edna’s being naked?

Choose ALL that apply.

A

This is Edna’s final awakening of freedom.

B

Edna removes her clothing as a reaction to feeling warm.

C

Edna does not want to get her clothes wet.

D

Edna is shedding societal demands.

E

Edna represents a 19th century woman in regards to her care of clothing.