12. How does Léonce’s behavior when he returns from the Klein Hotel reveal his attitude toward his wife?
13. What shows the reader more signs of the marital conflict between the Pontelliers?
14. Discuss how sounds are used as a backdrop to the scene of disagreement between Léonce and Edna. How is the sea used as a symbol?
15. How does the gift Edna receives from her husband symbolize her marriage and most marriages of this time?
CHAPTER IV Vocabulary amicable – friendly ample – more than enough anticipating – expecting atonement – to right a wrong, to make amends bodice – a vest Creole – a person descended from the original French settlers of Louisiana droll – oddly amusing efface – to make unimportant, to wipe out