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Understanding The Awakening and “To Room Nineteen”
as Female Bildungsroman
Abstract Choyeon Kim
The Bildungsroman has exerted its influence since its advent and
become a substantial genre in the volatile realm of literature.
Although the bedrock of the genre, Bildung, is a philosophical and
educational belief which appreciates one’s potential and development,
the genre and its discourse have become ossified by its emphasis on
one’s conservative integration into the society which is primarily
symbolized as marriage. Hence, novels that portray resistance or
insubordination of the characters are diminished as mere failures in
the genre of the Bildungsroman. This paper, however, attempts to
re-evaluate Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Doris Lessing’s “To
Room Nineteen” as examples of a Bildungsroman of the married
women, and argues that the gist of the genre is not the cohesion
between the individual and society but the thorough cognizance of
one’s actual position in society. This paper first traces the operation
of the “separate spheres” ideology which hinges on gender, and
examines the protagonists’ astute recognition of their restricted
circumstances under a patriarchal system when they choose death.
This paper proposes that The Awakening and “To Room Nineteen,”
where an individual accurately perceives her limitations and
potential, can be understood not as errant versions of the genre but
a different kind of Bildungsroman.

Keywords : The Awakening, “To Room Nineteen,“ Bildungsroman,
married woman’s development, female developmental
plot, female Bildungsroman



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