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The Awakening, Chapters 36-39 Summary

In chapter thirty-six, Edna sees Robert at a café. She asks him why he has been avoiding her, and Robert is caught off guard by her directness. He tells her she is cruel for pressuring him to say things he should not say. She says he is selfish for not considering how he is hurting her. Edna does not apologize for her honesty, and says she has gotten used to speaking her mind, even if that makes her appear unwomanly.

Back at the pigeon house, Edna kisses Robert and they embrace. Robert tells Edna his love for her is what forced him to go to Mexico, and also why he came back. Robert says he missed Edna madly, and dreamed one day Léonce would set Edna free so he could marry her. Edna says Léonce...

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