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The next day, feeling as if all elements of her environment have become hostile, Edna retreats into  an examination of some of her old sketches. She takes a few of the better ones to show Madame  Ratignolle, who encourages her plan to study drawing with a teacher named Laidpore. When  Monsieur Ratignolle comes home for lunch, Edna notes the harmony of the Ratignolles' marriage.  Upon leaving, however, she pities them, feeling that their abiding contentment prevents them from  experiencing extremes of passion. Although L é once does not exhibit any hostility toward Edna on this day, Edna feels hostility  emanating from all she sees — "the children, the fruit vender, the flowers . . . were all part and parcel  of an alien world which had suddenly become antagonistic" to her independent spirit. Having made 
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