2. What shows the reader more signs of the marital conflict between the Pontelliers?
3. 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?
4. 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 embodiment – the perfect example esteemed – to have great regard for impervious – incapable of being hurt insidious – more dangerous iota – a very small amount subsequent – that which follows 1. Describe the unusual nature of the relationship between Edna and her children. 2. What satiric comment does the narrator make concerning “mother-woman”? Cite specific words that reveal the satiric nature of these comments. 3. Who is Adéle Ratignolle, and how is she the embodiment of the “mother-woman”? 4. How does the fact that Edna is not a Creole affect her relationship with others on Grand Isle? 5. Support the following statement as a possible theme in the novel: there is danger in novels that can confuse susceptible women.