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The Awakening: Background Information

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Amber Wilson

on 5 December 2011

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Transcript of The Awakening: Background Information

Kate Chopin
French Creole Culture
New Orleans
Grand Isle
Regionalism & Local Color
Background Info for
The Awakening
Local color or regional literature is fiction and poetry that focuses on the:
The Awakening
Women's Rights
There were three general groups that made up Creole society:
whites who were Creoles, Americans, and inhabitants of European origin made up the highest class;
free Blacks, emancipated slaves and their descendants made up the middle class;
slaves who were household property, were the lowest class
All Creoles, no matter what level of society they were in, including slaves, looked down on the Americans
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