Chapter XV1. What possible reasons are there for Robert’s decision to go to Mexico?2. What is Edna’s reaction to the news that he is leaving?Chapter XVI1. How are Mademoiselle Reisz and Adéle Ratignolle foils to Edna?2. How is the following quotation an example of foreshadowing? Edna says, “I would give up theunessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself.”Chapter XVII1. What is the setting for Chapter Seventeen? How does this contrast to the previoussetting?2. How is Léonce Pontellier’s attitude toward his home similar to his attitude toward his wife?3. What is the purpose of Edna’s Tuesday “at home”? How does this change after she returns from Grand Isle, and how does this fit into the theme of rebellion?Chapter XVIII1. How is the Ratignolle marriage a contrast to the Pontellier marriage?2. How does Edna feel about a marriage such as Adéle’s?Chapter XIX1. How does Edna spend most of her time in this section of the book? What is Léonce’s reaction?2. What is the significance of the song Edna sings while she paints?Chapter XX1. What purpose does the long, detailed narration of Edna’s search for Mademoiselle Reisz serve?2. How is Victor a kind of exaggeration of Robert?3. What does Edna learn about Robert while she is there? Why does this depress her?Chapter XXI1. What is significant about the description of Mademoiselle Reisz’s apartment?2. What is the content of a letter Robert has written to Mademoiselle Reisz? What is Edna’s reaction?