2. How is the sound of the sewing machine (different from previous sounds) used in this chapter to reflectmood?
CHAPTER IX1. How is the sound of the parrot used in this chapter? Can you see any significance to the words the parrot says, particularly in relationship to the turmoil developing in Edna Pontellier?
2. Who is Mademoiselle Reisz? How is she a contrast to Edna Pontellier?
3. In the past, what image has been evoked in Edna’s mind by a certain musical passage? How is this a contrast to Edna’s life up to this point?
4. What is Edna’s response to the music of Mademoiselle Reisz? How is this related to the “awakening” theme in the novel? She cries, and sees the passion is even more awakened.