The Awakening Chapter 30 Summary
- The dinner is small, with ten guests total.
- The table is gorgeously decorated.
- Edna reveals that it is her twenty-ninth birthday. Everyone admires the diamonds sent from Mr. Pontellier. Edna wears them in her hair.
- Edna and her guests chatter quite happily, but as the evening progresses, Edna feels a sense of dread and depression coming over her.
- Towards the end of the evening, after many of the guests have left, Victor (Robert’s nineteen-year-old brother) begins singing that song that Robert used to sing: "If only you knew what your eyes say to me."
- Edna begs him to stop singing and presses her hand over his mouth.
- Victor kisses her hand, and promises to stop.
- Mrs. Highcamp suggests that Victor should meet her daughter, and presently all the guests take their leave.
- Edna is left alone with Arobin in the quiet night.