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The Awakening eBook º When first published in , The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin s daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situationAside fr. When first published in , The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin s daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situationAside from its unusually frank treatment of a then controversial subject, the novel is widely admired today for its literary qualities Edmund Wilson characterized it as a work quite uninhibited and beautifully written, which anticipates D H Lawrence in its treatment of infidelity Although the theme of marital infidelity no longer shocks, few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought to The Awakening