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significance of the title of the novel

literally means edna's revelation or epiphany as she discovers who she really is

2

ways that leonce is a good husband

-provides
-treats family with kindness
-well respected man in community

3

ways that leonce is a bad husband

-expects to have a perfect, submissive wife
-never home, always on business or at men's lounge

4

novel's setting

begins at the lebrun cottages on grand isle beach then goes to new orleans, lousiana and then ends at grand isle.
-late 1800's
-year cycle

5

how is edna different from adele

-adele is creole
-adele is perfect example of mother women
-edna is catholic

6

garment imagery (5)

- adele always covered her skin, gloves
-edna loosens her clothes at madame antoine's house
-threw out her bathing suit and stood free at the end of the novel
-edna did not wear her usually tuesday attire one evening
-when robert left, edna could be described as a faded garment

7

significance of doctor mandalet

represents a witty figure that could have been the key to edna's troubles yet he was not sought for advice by edna

8

who is victor

madame lebrun's youngest and favorite son, robert's little brother

9

when edna gets small house, how does leonce cover it up

instructs architect to do renovations on big house, puts a notice in the paper that they are planning to travel abroad

10

madamoiselle reisz's music v.s. adele's

adele- family, entertain children, hold social gathering
reisz'- passion, classical, desire

11

how is doctor mandalet likable

old, admiring. tries to help edna's situation by reaching out to her softly. instead of her others who demand her to do stuff.

12

how is alcee arobin least likable

he is a womanizer
-knows that edna is confused and uses that to satisfy his wants

13

two ways that edna defies social conventions

goes out on tuesday when she is supposed to be receiving guests
does not want to attend janet's wedding

14

bird images in novel (3)

bird at end going down- suicide
-reisz says that you must be strong enough to fly over laws of tradition
-bird and parrot trapped in cage at the beginning

15

how does edna earn money

-selling paintings
-money from horse races
-mother's inheritance

16

how many children does enda have

2, boys

17

the novel was written over 100 years ago, why does that matter

social conventions of women have changed. women's rights are now a thing. back then it wasn't
the contrast in society of today v.s. then

18

major conflict of novel

woman v.s. society
edna is trying to find her inner self but has to defy all the rules of society to reach that

19

is edna a typical heroine

no
-not male
-she does not help others, she is defying all laws of tradition so she get what she wants.

20

how do you know that adele is a mother women

knitting winter clothes for kids during summer vacation

21

what do bon-bons represent

pay-off for lack of affiliation

22

how does edna feel about the sea

its gentle seductive embrace. like the kentucky fields

23

how does beads represent the woman in black

symbol of ideal conventional woman without a man

24

two things that leonce reprimands edna for

she got burnt beyond recognition
did not recognize rauol was sick

25

what does efface mean

erase

26

who kissed cold glass

edna

27

what was behind the cold glass

the tragedian

28

how old is edna
leonce

28
40

29

"they need looking after, like any other class of persons that you employ" who is speaker and they

speaker- leonce
they- cooks

30

"There was with her a feeling of having descended in the ____ scale,with a corresponding sense of having risen in the _____"

social
spiritual

31

the garden cafe that enda meets robert

catiches garden cafe

32

how do you know that divorce is not common

robert is demented to believe that edna could be with him since she is married

33

"I know I would understand, and I tell you, there are not many who would-not many, my dear"

doctor to edna

34

what does edna's suicide represent

-victory, santiago's marlin skeleton doesn't look victorious but it is.
-nobody would understand her

35

"You know I only live when I'm near you"

alcee arobin

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