The Awakening, and Selected Stories - The Awakening, Chapters 16-20 Summary & Analysis

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The Awakening, Chapters 16-20 Summary

Only swimming makes Edna happy since Robert has gone. She often talks to Madame Lebrun about Robert, and gazes at photos of him. Madame Lebrun shows Edna a letter she received from Robert, and Edna is jealous Robert did not write her instead.

When Edna learns Léonce saw Robert in the city before he left the country, she wants all of the details of their meeting. She does not feel guilty talking about Robert with her husband, deciding that her thoughts about Robert are her own and no one else's business.

Before Edna leaves Grand Isle, Mademoiselle Reisz approaches her and invites her to visit her in the city that fall. Readers learn in chapter seventeen that the Pontelliers live in a beautiful mansion in New Orleans. Edna has anything a woman could want, and Mr...

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