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Awakening And Suicide

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Awakening And Suicide

What is suicide? "(Suicide is) the act of self-destruction by a person
sound in mind and capable of measuring his (or her) moral responsibility"
(Webster 1705). "No one really knows why human beings commit suicide.
Indeed, the very person who takes his (or her) own life may be least aware at
the moment of decision of the essence of his (or her) reasons and emotions for
doing so. At the outset, it can be said that a dozen individuals can kill
themselves and "do" (or commit) 12 psychologically different
deeds" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 385). Suicide is written about in a
variety of novels, short stories, and movies. Suicide moves like an undercurrent
in the sea of themes of The Awakening. The possibility of suicide and even the
idea of death darkens the story, making Edna's emotional ups and downs dangerous
- her occasional misery leads her to subconsciously think of suicide. She holds
the hopelessness at bay by moving out and getting...

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