International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | English Language and Literature | Turkiye | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Foreshadowing and Characterization through Opera and Piano in Kate Chopins the Awakening

Maryem Fliss

Abstract: The intertwining of music and literature has been a prevalent phenomenon, spanning beyond contemporary trends. Since the inception of these two artistic forms, their reciprocal influence has shaped creative expressions. This paper explores the ways in which Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening, exemplifies this interplay as it integrates opera, classical music, and the piano to propel the protagonist's journey of self - discovery. In addition, this paper examines different aspects of this integration in light of the theory of intermediality, by scrutinizing the employment music for foreshadowing and characterization, and the impact of music as the catalyst for Edna's awakening. Additionally, it examines the socio - cultural significance of music in the 19th century and its influence on the novel's narrative. In this context, the analysis reveals that music serves as a powerful tool, influencing the plot, themes, and character development.

Keywords: 19th Century Literature, foreshadowing, Characterisation, The Awakening, Intermediality

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 2470 - 2473

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