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Esty and Edna: Uncovering the parallels between Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’ and Chopin’s ‘The Awakening’

Netflix’s recent release, “Unorthodox,” based on Deborah Feldman’s autobiography “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots,” follows the story of Esty, an Orthodox Jewish woman who leaves her repressive community in Williamsburg. When prompted as to why she left, protagonist Esty replies: “God expected too much of me.”  I just want to start this…
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