Edna Pontellier - Twenty-eight years old, she is handsome, with light brown hair and eyes to match. She is the conventional, dutiful, Southern wife and mother. While on summer vacation, she begins to feel that her life is too confining and that there might be more to life than marriage, motherhood, and image. This awareness is brought about through the people she meets during her summer sojourn. As she opens up to these other vacationers by sharing her feelings about her life, including her feelings about her role as mother and wife, she starts to consider some of her own needs and desires. Inspired by her summer vacation experiences and the bold thoughts she allowed herself, this woman decides to make some life-altering changes upon her return home to New Orleans, and eventually gains a feeling of freedom that affirms for her that she has done the...
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