10 This shows the appreciation of his wife Adele and is a representation of how

10 this shows the appreciation of his wife adele and

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10 This shows the appreciation of his wife Adele, and is a representation of how a couple like Edna and Leonce should be acting like; works to complement the extent to which Adele embodies the mother-woman ideal. Victor Lebrun Younger brother of Robert Lebrun, chases woman and refuses to settle down, is not liked by many, including his brother. Worshipped by his mother. 24 This character shows the contrast between Robert and Victor, also shows the dynamics of the Lebrun family and why Robert is not very fond of his sibling; represents what a young man in his “adulting phase” should be doing; shows the dynamics of the Lebrun family; solidifies the idea that the Lebrun family=parrots=always conversing and entertaining, hence why him and Robert are not “men”(take on female roles) Monsieur Farival Elderly gentleman who is the grandfather of the Farival twins. 23 This man is the one who sets up his granddaughters to became the mother- woman entertainers that they are meant to be; signifies the role men play in cultivating women worthy of entertainment; shows a different method by which a man can acquire power (controlling a woman) Edna’s father Dislikes catholicism, did not approve of Edna’s husband. Had a mississippi plantation. 4 Foreshadows that Edna will end up not becoming fond of Leonce and how the simple reason she is with them is to spite
her parents instead of actually feeling passionate about him; conveys the tension between the north and south/british colonies and french colonies/cultures; foreshadows a clash between Edna and Leonce; signals a clash between Edna and himself because of culture Sister Janet Edna’s younger sister who is getting married, never close to Edna. 6-7 The relationship that Edna has with her sisters is not a close one, shows that she in a way is the black sheep of the family. Edna is considered “odd” for wanting to follow her own path and not being the typical woman. Margaret Matronly, dignified, practical, “assumed matronly and housewifely responsibilities too early in life” Eldest between Janet and Edna 18 Another representation of how Edna is suppose to act in society; communicates that Edna has always been different Mademoiselle Duvign é Lady who Robert use to accompany summers before, but she passed away. 10 This gives the reader background information on who Robert was before he met Edna, and how he simply found pleasures entertaining married woman; communicates a pattern of Robert seeking freedom/love from several people which implies Mademoiselle Reisz An unmarried and childless woman, her passion is her music, plays the piano, keeps to herself. 25 She understands the dynamics between Edna and Robert, she’s the all knowing one; provides a glimpse into a potential alternative future for Edna; represents someone who has succeeded in going against the norm; guide for Edna against social expectations Lady in Black A nun who carries around her prayer beads, always wearing black, has a velvet prayer book 2, 15, 21, 32- 33, 42

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