How does this letter contrast with all of the letters from Robert that Edna

How does this letter contrast with all of the letters

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3. How does this letter contrast with all of the letters from Robert that Edna read in the previous chapter?Chapter XXII1. What does Léonce’s conversation with Dr. Mandelet reveal about himself as a character?2. What does the doctor suspect but never say to Léonce?Chapter XXIII
1. What do Edna and her father share as common interests? Of what two vices is Edna’s father the apparent victim?2. How does Adéle treat Edna’s father? What is Edna’s reaction?3. What is the doctor’s reaction to the evening and to Edna’s story? How is this an example of foreshadowing?Chapter XXIV1. What excuse does Edna offer for not attending her sister’s wedding? Why is this significant?2. Describe Edna’s emotional state associated with Léonce’s departure for New York. Why doesshe act this way?Chapter XXV1. Who is Alcée Arobin? How does the relationship between Edna and Alcée develop?2. What thoughts does Edna have about Robert and about her husband?Chapter XXVI1. What ploy does Alcée Arobin use to intensify his relationship with Edna? How well does it work?2. From his letters (sent to Mademoiselle Reisz), what does Edna learn about Robert’s plans?Chapter XXVII1. Explain how the bird symbolism resurfaces in this chapter. What does it foreshadow?Chapter XXVIII1. At less than one page, this is the shortest chapter in the book. What of any significance has occurred in this short chapter?Chapter XXIX1. How does Edna appear to be a different person now?Chapter XXX1. Consider Edna’s behavior at the party. Has she become an independent woman?2. How might this chapter turn out to be a climax to the story?Chapter XXXI1. Why does Edna say, “I feel as if I had been wound up to a certain pitch—too tight—and something inside of me had snapped” ?2. In what ways is Alcée manipulating Edna?Chapter XXXII1. What incidents show that Léonce is concerned more with appearances than the actual state of things?2. Evaluate the statement that Edna may have fallen in her social standing but had risen in her spiritual standing?
Chapter XXXIII1. What warning does Adéle give to Edna when she visits her at the pigeon house? What is Edna’s attitude?2. Why is Edna upset when she sees Robert at Mademoiselle Reisz’s apartment?Chapter XXXIV1. What does Alcee’s claim that he “adores” Edna establish about him? About Edna? What doesit suggest about Robert?Chapter XXXV1. What essential change occurs in Edna’s frame of mind in this chapter?Chapter XXXVI1. How is the garden in the suburbs used as a symbol in this chapter?2. During her encounter with Robert, what does Edna realize is true about his feelings for her? Why do you think this presents a problem for him?3. What does Edna mean when she says that Léonce cannot free her?Chapter XXXVII1. What does this childbirth episode contribute to the developing theme of the book and to the plot?2. What does Adéle mean when she begs Edna to “think of the children”?Chapter XXXVIII1. What does Edna’s conversation with Dr. Mandelet reveal about the Doctor?2. What do you think Robert means by the note he leaves?Chapter XXXIX1. How is the setting for this last chapter appropriate?2. The reader learns what Edna thought during that last sleepless night following her return fromAdéle’s. What realization does she come to about herself, Léonce, her children, and Robert?3. How is Edna’s removal of her clothes as she walks down to the beach symbolic?

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