The Awakening, and Selected Stories - Study Guide The Awakening Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

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Edna feels "a certain light...beginning to dawn dimly within her." In chapter seven, Edna tells Adèle she remembers being a little girl in Kentucky and walking in a large field of tall grass with her arms outstretched the way a swimmer would move their arms in the water. Edna confides that sometimes she feels as though she were back in that meadow, acting on impulse and unguided.

Edna remembers her childhood crushes. One was a "sad-eyed cavalry officer" who was engaged to another woman when Edna was a girl. Edna also used to keep a picture of a famous playwright. Edna was secretly infatuated with him and sometimes kissed his picture when no one was looking. Edna's marriage to Léonce was an "accident." Edna was flattered by his devotion, and her family's opposition to her marriage to a...

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