This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
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...
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