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1. What warning does Adéle give to Edna when she visits her at the pigeon house? Whatis Edna’s attitude? 2. What request does Adéle make of Edna? 3. Why is Edna upset when she sees Robert at Mademoiselle Reisz’s apartment? 4. In this chapter, Robert is clearly linked to Edna’s awakening. Is he alone responsible forher changed behavior and her awakening self? 5. What excuse does he give for not writing to Edna during his absence? Why do youthink he says this? 6. Later, during dinner at the pigeon-house, what does Edna learn is the reason forRobert’s return? How does she feel? 7. How does this chapter contribute to the unravelling of Edna’s awakening? S-29 Adele warns Edna of Alcee's bad reputation as "his attentions alone are considered enough to ruin a woman s name.” (101) Edna responds with indifference and reassures Madame Ratignolle that she can say whatever she likes to her. Adele requests that Edna has someone come and stay in the house with her, "Why don’t you have some one come and stay with you? Wouldn’t Mademoiselle Reisz come?”(101) This shows her mindset that follows female gender roles that women cannot be self reliant in society. Edna is upset when she sees Robert at Mademoiselle Reisz apartment a he had already been home a few days yet had chosen to not seek out Edna. This hurts her feelings as she is still in love with Robert. No, Robert alone isn't responsible for her changed behavior and her awakening self. While he might contribute to her change of mind, Edna's awakening was catalyzed by her artwork, lack of individuality, and need for a release from traditional female gender roles. Robert gives the excuse that he, “couldn’t believe that my letters would be of any interest to you."(103). He says this to hide his true reason he didn't write to Edna, to try and suppress and overcome his love for her as she is a married women and Robert follows the rules of society. Robert returns as he had "been seeing the waves and the white beach of Grand Isle; the quiet, grassy street of the Cheniere; the old fort at Grande Terre. I’ve been working like a machine, and feeling like a lost soul. There was nothing interesting.”(105) She feels hopeful that Robert and her could pick up where they left off at the summer in Grand Isle. This chapter contributes to the unravelling of Edna's awakening as she wants to be devoted to Robert hence losing some of her independence and individuality. This kind of restriction goes against everything she learned from her awakening.
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