Case Studies—For each of the larger readings, students will be assigned character analyses. These will be approximately 1-2 pages each, analyzing that character in relation to living and working—assignments will be tailored to the specific characters. These should be treated as formal writing and should not use outside sources—just you and the text. Discuss how Edna Pontellier’s life and work evolve over the course of The Awakening. Consider what her work is in the beginning and what it becomes. While you may focus on either life or work, you must address both.