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Unformatted text preview: M a n g r u m | 1 Kristin Mangrum Mrs. D Newsome, Instructor ENGL 2620 14 March 2011 Journal for Chapters 32-38 I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldnt give myself (687). Here Edna is expressing that she would give up her life for her children but not her self; that is, she would give up the life of luxury and her life with Leonce, her duties and her Tuesdays, but she would not sacrifice herself for them. I think that Edna has given her life for herself, but her self for her children. Edna knows she can no longer be happy with her childrens father, and that word will eventually get out about her promiscuousness; not wanting to crush her children with her actions, as well as doing whatever possible not to think of Robert, she sacrifices herself. Her life as she had known it ended with her moving into the pigeon-house; the Pontellier boys life have been changed with the move to their grand-mothers, Edna knows she isnt the motherly type and wishes for the best for her boys; she...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Mckeough during the Spring '08 term at Baton Rouge CC.
- Spring '08