Critical page on Kate chopin novel THE WAKENING

i want in this one page to comment on this passage below, its significance what, for example, the passage tells us about Chopins thematic intentions, style, plot concerns, characterizations?
THIS PASSAGE FROM CHAPTER XXXVIII from THE WAKENING BY CHOPIN The years that are gone seem like dreams-if one might go on sleeping and dreaming-but to wake up and find-oh! well! Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all oneS life.
If you would like to add another passage related to the same idea of this one and comment on it i will be good.
Thanks in advance