The Awakening, and Selected Stories - The Awakening, Chapters 31-35 Summary & Analysis

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The Awakening, Chapters 31-35 Summary

When chapter thirty-one begins, the other guests have gone, but Alcée stays behind. Edna has already dismissed the staff. Alcée and Edna lock up the mansion and go to the pigeon house together, where Alcée seduces her yet again.

In chapter thirty-two, Léonce writes Edna that he disapproves of the move and is worried what people might say. Edna enjoys living in the pigeon house. She acknowledges her descent from her high position in society, but feels she has risen in a spiritual sense. She enjoys having no obligations and being independent. Edna feels she is growing stronger and becoming more of her own person.

Madame Ratignolle visits Edna at the pigeon house. Edna promises to be with her pregnant friend when the baby comes. Madame Ratignolle wonders where Léonce and the...

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