Chapter 30 who are the guests who attend the dinner

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Chapter 30 Who are the guests who attend the dinner? List the guests who do not appear and the reason they do not attend. Describe the setting for the dinner, the table, the furnishings, and the overall atmosphere. What does this tell the reader about Edna’s decision to leave? How is Edna dressed, and how does she look?
How does Edna feel during the evening? How is Victor dressed, and how does he act during the dinner? What does he sing? Chapter 31 What are Edna’s dual feelings as she and Alcée clean up after everyone leaves? What is the pigeon house? In what way is it different from Léonce’s house?
How does Edna feel when she enters the pigeon house with Alcée? In what ways has Alcée invaded Edna’s personal space? Chapter 32 What incidents show Léonce’s concern with appearances? What steps does he take to avoid scandal?
Does Léonce seem concerned to discover why Edna is leaving? Why? How does Edna feel in her new home? How does Edna react to her visit with her children? What is her feeling when she returns to the pigeon house?
Chapter 33 What request does Adéle make of Edna? What warning does Adéle give to Edna when she visits her at the pigeon house? What is Edna’s attitude? Why is Edna upset when she sees Robert at Mademoiselle Reisz’s apartment? How does Robert act during this meeting?
What excuse does he give for not writing to Edna during his absence? Why do you think he says this? How does Edna’s expectations not match up to reality here? Later, during dinner at the pigeon house, whose picture upsets Robert? Why is this? What does Robert say when questions about his work in Mexico? Why is this not satisfactory to Edna?
Chapter 34 How do Edna and Robert act during dinner? What do they say about Grand Isle? How does Robert’s tobacco pouch add to the tension? How does Alcée Arobin act when he drops by the cottage to give Edna a message from Mrs. Merriman?
What is Robert’s reaction? Why does Robert mention Mr. Pontellier before he leaves? How do Edna and Alcée act after he leaves? What verbal exchange takes place before Alcée leaves? After Alcée leaves, what are her thoughts about her reunion with Robert?
Chapter 35 How does Edna feel the next morning? What three letters does Edna receive that morning? What happens in Edna’s relationships with Robert and Alcée?
Why does Chopin include the fact that Arobin left late that night? How does Edna now feel in the morning and at night? Discuss. Chapter 36 How is the garden in the suburbs used as a symbol in this chapter? 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?
Who kisses whom first? Is this unusual considering the time period? In what way is the new Edna much more liberated than Robert?

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