The Awakeningby Kate ChopinSTUDY GUIDEChapter I1. Why would Pontellier consider his suntanned wife to be a “damaged piece of property”?
2. Who is Robert Lebrun and what is his relationship with Edna?
Chapter II1. Describe Edna Pontellier.
2. What do you learn about Robert and Edna from their conversation at the end of this chapter?
Chapter III1. How does Léonce’s behavior when he returns from the Klein Hotel reveal his attitude toward his wife?
2. How do the gifts Edna receive from her husband symbolize her marriage and most marriagesof this time?
2. Who is Adéle Ratignolle, and how is she the embodiment of the “mother-woman”?