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The Awakening

The Awakening


by Kate Chopin

The Awakening Chapter 24 Summary

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  • Before Edna’s father leaves, he and Edna argue about Edna’s decision not to attend her sister’s wedding.
  • Her father tells Mr. Pontellier that he is much too lenient with Edna. He suggests that Mr. Pontellier be more authoritative.
  • We learn that Edna’s father had basically coerced his wife into her grave.
  • Mr. Pontellier goes off on a lengthy trip to New York.
  • Edna feels sad for about two seconds. Peace settles over her.
  • Her kids are off visiting their grandmother. Edna has the house to herself.
  • That night, Edna eats dinner alone.
  • Later, she reads some Emerson, then takes a nice bath and goes to bed.
  • A sense of restfulness invades her soul as she snuggles into the bed and goes to sleep.

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