The Awakening Reading Schedule

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

2018 Reading Schedule

Chapters I-X: Due by February 23

EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce Naturalist ideas and features in the novel’s exposition?  

Annotate & Summarize Chapters: Characters and character traits, basic situation, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.

Chapters XI-XXI: Due by March 2nd

EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce Naturalist ideas and features in the novel’s RISING ACTION?  How does the author convey REGIONALISM through the dialogue and relationships of the novel’s characters?

Annotate Summarize ChaptersCharacters and character traits, rising complication, IRONY, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.

Chapters XXII-XXXII: Due by March 6

EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce Psychological Realism  through Edna’s decision to move to the Pigeon House?  What Naturalist ideas are conveyed through the characters’ internal life and conflicts? 

Annotate Summarize ChaptersCharacters and character traits, rising complication, IRONY, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.

Chapters XXXIII- End: Due by March 9

EQ:  What is the  theme revealed by the novel’s resolution? How is it reflective of REALIST/ NATURALIST ideas/ philosophy?  How does Chopin use recurring SYMBOLS and IMAGERY to emphasize these ideas?  

Annotate Summarize ChaptersCharacters and character traits, rising complication, IRONY, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.