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SYMBOLISM OF WATER IN THE AWAKENING By JULIA BERMEJO
Transcript of SYMBOLISM OF WATER IN THE AWAKENING By JULIA BERMEJO
Symbolism of water
Chopin uses the symbolism
of sea as a source of fear
and frustrationinto a means
of liberation in the
character of Edna Pontillier.
JULIA BERMEJO ALVAREZ
SYMBOLISM OF WATER IN THE AWAKENING
Was born in 1851
She started writing,
Why is symbolism of water so important?
At the beginning she doesn't know how to swim, but once she learns she discovers her own strength by baptizing herself in the water which can be seen as a rebirth.
At the end Edna killed herself in the water which represents a space of infinite potencial becoming a blank and eveloping void that carries both a promise and threat. In its sublime vasteness, the sea represent the strength, glory, anfd lonely of independence.
Is the practice of represneting things by symbols, or explaining things with a symbolic meaning
Married a old and rich man
Has 2 kids
Robert, a really good friend
From the origing of literature, the symbol of water has been used as to represent differetn themes such as life, death, purification, the soull and the pice of life.
Water is also a symbol of creation and destruction
Sexual Awakening can be compared to the literal awakening in water
The sea represents the srtenght, gloy, and lonely horror of independence
The metaphor of the sea and her awakening is that at the beginning Edna is really scared of water and she does not feel free. But finally she allowed herself to swim.
At the end this happiness ends up being up how she ends her life.
"Burnt beyond all recognition"
"The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wonder in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inwrd contemplation"
"The voice of the sea speaks the soul"
"The walk to the beach was no inconsiderable one, consisting as it did as a long, sandy path"
"Gather in an impression ofspace and solitude, which the cast expansee of water, ... As she swam she seemed to be reaching out for the unlimited in which to lose herself"
"She looked into distance, and the told terror flamed up for an instant, then sank again"