S: The Awakening
FC: The Awakening Retold
1: Once, there was a man, and his family. He, his wife, and his two sons traveled to a place the rich call Grand Isle, Louisiana. In an attempt to retreat the wealthy lifestyle, they sought out Grand Isle as a kind of retreat.
3: The man, Leonce, sits on the front porch of his beach house as he watches his two boys walk on the beach. It's been a few weeks, and he thinks about his wife's sheer lack of attention to their sons. With him going to buisness meetings constantly, he counts on her to look after his beloved boys, but yet she remains neglectful, leaving the boys in the constant care of her mother.
5: Deep into their vacation, Edna finds herself in a position in which she feels that her life is a broken record. She feels her marriage and her children are keeping her from a life of passionate love. She feels that she cannot break away. She's only 28, and she feels 40.
6: After realizing she is unhappy, Edna embarks on a series of irresponsible escapades. Engaging in relations with other men, partying like she's in college, with the complete disregard that she has a family. She is slowly isolated from her family, until finally, she is alone. She has awakened from this silly dream she was having. She started a family too early, so she put herself back into her younger years, and now, she has no family, no nothing.
8: Revisor's Note
9: I believe the text of the novel, "The Awakening." Provides an acute display of an unhappy woman doing what she feels necessary to satisfy her, still young, heart. I would reccomend that anyone consider reading the book as a way of opening their eyes to entering life too fast.