This comic tells the story of Edna, a nineteenth century mother who feels as though she does not fit into the standards of her society. It is based on the novel "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin.
I'm Edna Pontellier and I am spending the summer in Grand Isle with my family! I don't feel like I belong, but I'm going to try and make the most of it!
This is Robert, and he is my best friend here in Grand Isle. I think I am beginning to have feelings for him, but that's impossible because I'm married! That's unacceptable! I better forget about these feelings ASAP!
This is Madame Ratignolle, an amazing mother to her children. She is beautiful in every way, and fits the standards of what a woman should be. I wish that I could be more like her!
We love you, Mom!
Wow! Swimming makes me feel so free! I wish that I could feel this way all the time, but my society causes me to feel weak and small compared to men. I've never felt this way before, and I could get used to this!
Robert left, and now, we are back home. I am so happy to be free of all those people who made me feel as though I didn't fit in. They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels. I have no purpose anymore.
I can't do this anymore. Society's expectations have become too much for me to handle. I love you all, goodbye.