It was easy to know them, fluttering about with extended, protecting wings when any harm, real or imaginary, threatened their precious brood. They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it to be a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.
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Source Notes: The Awakening (chapter 4) (1899). These are the refections of Edna Pontellier, a woman in rebellion, contrasting herself with the perfect "mother-women" who surround her in the resort of Grand Island.
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