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Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Articles

Article databases

Literature Resource Center - on-campus or off-campus w/ library card.

High quality full-text literary criticism & biographical info on authors.

Search Tip: To narrow searches, use the Advanced Search mode, set all search boxes to “Keyword” and enter search words for different concepts. For example:

JSTOR - Scholarly journals archives - on campus or off-campus w/ library card.

Back issues of important academic journals (no current issues) going back to 1838.

For a basic/general search, enter search words & click Search.

To search for a specific topic, click on Advanced Search, and then enter search words for multiple concepts in the separate search boxes

To search for exact phrases, put quote marks around the phrase, e.g. “Kate Chopin” or “women’s rights”

To limit your search to regular journal articles (as opposed to book reviews or editorials), click in the “Article” check box under “Limit by

If too many articles are found, click on "Modify Search", add additional search words & search again

To email, print or save an article:

  • Click on “PDF” (at the upper right of the page)
  • A new window with “JSTOR's Terms and Conditions” will be displayed; click on “OK [If your browser blocks pop-ups, you need to hold down the CTRL key while clicking on “OK”]
  • When the pdf image file is displayed, click on the “Email”, “Print” or “Save a Copy” icons (on the pdf task bar at the top of the page)*
  • To email the full article, click on “Send Copy”, then enter e-mail address in "To:" entry box and click "Send"* * pdf functions vary according to the specific software setup for different computers

Search Tips

A search on The Awakening in the Literature Resource Center or JSTOR article databases will result in hundreds of articles on the topic!

Remember to add key words to your search that best describe your topic.

For example: 

Awakening AND Chopin

women OR sex roles OR feminism

Here is a sample article:  

Next Stop - Paradise: An Analysis of Setting in The Awakening: In Domestic Goddesses, by Cody Griggers. An analysis of the use of Grand Isle, the Pontellier house, and the city itself, emphasizing the character's realization that she, herself, and women in general have no real place in the world.