The Awakening Chapter 11 Summary
- Mr. Pontellier comes home to find Edna still lying in the hammock.
- He suggests that she come inside. It’s past one in the morning.
- When she still refuses to go inside, he repeats his request, finally putting on his best authoritative voice and commanding her to go inside.
- Edna uncharacteristically continues to defy her husband’s wishes. She wonders why she ever used to acquiesce.
- Mr. Pontellier finally goes back inside, pours himself a glass of wine and grabs a few cigars. He takes the wine and cigars outside.
- He offers Edna some wine. After she refuses, he sits down beside her to drink his own wine, and then smokes several cigars.
- Edna finally grows stiff from lying in the hammock; she totters into the house and asks if he’s coming.
- The answer is no. Mr. Pontellier does as he pleases.