Edna Pontellier Main protagonist who, while in a passionless marriage to Léonce Pontellier, falls in love with Robert Lebrun and has a brief affair with Alcée Arobin. A member of New Orleans' upper class, she has artistic leanings. Léonce Pontellier Edna's husband, a successful and materialistic businessman. Robert Lebrun Charismatic young man who falls in love with Edna during her summer on Grand Isle; has a history of maintaining mock romances with unattainable women. Alcée Arobin Accomplished ladies' man who pursues an affair with Edna. Mademoiselle Reisz Virtuoso pianist whom Edna meets on Grand Isle. Upon returning to New Orleans, Edna visits her to hear her play piano and read letters that Robert has written to her. Madame Adèle Ratignolle The epitome of the "mother-woman," a devoted wife and mother whom
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.