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Summery of The Awakening

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1: The begining of the book takes place at Garand Isle. Mr Pontillier sits on the portch of his vacation home | In the late 1800's, Grand isles is a popular vacation spot for wealthy families.

2: While her husband is preoccupied with business, Edna Pontellier spends most of her time with Adele Ratignolle, a vacationing mother. She also begins to become close to Robert Lebrun, the son of the cottage owner at Grand Isle.

3: The begining of Edna's awakening is when she is with Adele. | Adele's behavior of chastism begins to open Edna's views. | Her "awakening" continues as she gets to know Robert Lebrun.

4: Edna and Robert begin to cling to eachother. Edna, because of the neglect of her husband, and Robert for his once a year choice of a woman to "attend" to.

5: The relationship is innocent at first but slowly developes into something more. The two make plans for the rest of her vacation but Robert realizes his acts and moves to Mexico. Edna returns to New Orleans a changed woman.

6: In returning, Edna neglects her household duties and begins to paint and eventually moves into a small cottage.

7: In returning home, Robert comes face to face with Edna. | He tries to keep his love for her from the surface but eventually succomed to both of their weakness. They both declared their love for eachother and spent most the night together.

8: Being interupted by Adele's childbirth, Edna had to leave Robert. | Upon her retun, Robert had left and on the counter was a note of his farewell to her.

9: Edna, grief stricken and full of anguish, returned to Grand Isle. She then swam deep in the ocean and there she committed suicide. Kate Chopin left the ending open for personal questions on weither Edna's act was cowardly or triumph of her former life.

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