The Awakening, and Selected Stories - Athénaïse Summary & Analysis

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Athénaïse Summary

In chapter one, Athénaïse Miché leaves her husband Cazeau. When his wife does not return by chapter two, Cazeau goes to fetch her himself. When she returns with him, Cazeau is reminded of a slave his father once had to retrieve after he ran away. The memory of this greatly disturbs Cazeau.

In chapter three, Cazeau tells his wife he married her because he loved her, and they must make the best of their marriage. Athénaïse disagrees and asks her brother Montéclin for help in chapter four.

In chapter five, Athénaïse is gone. Cazeau decides not to pursue his wife, and instead writes her a letter in which he says he will always love her and hopes one day she can return his love and come back home to him. In chapter...

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