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1

how does edna feel an outcast from creole society

creole's absence of prudery
they have different expressions of freedom

2

how does Edna feel about the sea

likes the sea's embrace.

3

what does the parrot represent

a caged bird which the readers find out to be edna

4

what is an epiphany

a moment of sudden revelation or insight

5

two things that Leonce reprimands Edna for in the beginning of the novel

she got burnt beyond recognition
she evinced little interest of what he is saying
found Raoul with a fever and Edna did not know about it

6

who is Mademoiselle Reisz

an unmarried unattractive person who plays the piano with very high skill.

7

what does Mademoiselle Reisz's playing do to Edna

moves her to tears,

8

I only ask for one, let Mrs. Pontellier alone

speaker:Adele
listener: Robert

9

her manner was engaging

her: edna

10

each was interested in what the other said

each: robert, edna

11

she was a disagreeable little woman who quarreled with almost everyone

mademoiselle Reisz

12

who kissed cold glass

edna

13

who is montel

middleaged gentleman whose vain ambition and desire is to fill the void that mr. lebrun left

14

how old is edna in the beginning

28

15

how old is leonce

40

16

why is the atmosphere of the church so stifling to Edna

it is smbolic of her increasing disinterest in meeting the demands of normal society or convention

17

where does she go after church and who is with her

to madame antoine's house to rest
with robert

18

describe the pontellier's home

charming home on esplonade street
large, double cottage, broad front veranda, fluting columns to support sloping roof.
painted white
neat yard with flowers
draperies, rugs, carpets, and paintings inside

19

what does edna take to madame ratignolle for inspection

sketches

20

how many years have the pontelliers been married

6

21

i would give up the unessential

listener: madame ratignolle-adele

22

but the thought of him was like an obsession, ever pressing itself upon her:

robert

23

if ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished in this sphere it was surely in their union

the ratignolles

24

who says the artist's soul is one that dares and defies

mademoiselle reisz

25

who gives soirees musicales and what are they

the ratignolles host them.
a group of people who listen to music

26

the bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings

speaker:mademoiselle reisz
listener: edna
what it means:
people who go against traditions must be strong and courageous otherwise they will go back down.

27

who wrote the musical arrangement that mademoiselle Reisz played when edna first went to her apartment in new orleans

frederic chopin

28

3 ways that edna will support herself

money from horse races
selling paintings
getting tid-bits of money from father from mother's estate

29

why are you so personal, mrs. pontellier

speaker: robert

30

what does she find in her pigeon house instead of robert

a note from robert saying:"I love you. good by---- because i love you."
saying this because he wants marriage but she wants independence.
because she is already married
turned off from her independence.
if you love something set it free

31

several of edna's last thoughts

blue grass meadow
leonce and children can not possess her
robert did not understand
dr. mandalet maybe could have understood, but I will never know
barking of dog, spurs of dad's boots, hum of bees, musky odor of pinks

32

what does the garment imagery represent

she cast the unpleasant picking garment from her.
represents edna throwing away her past life of being suppressed and now standing un-oppressed/ free.

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