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The Awakening

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

The Lady in Black

Character Analysis

Another vacationer on Grand Isle, the lady in black follows the young lovers around with patient, resigned solitude. She’s depressing, and functions largely to remind us that young love doesn’t last forever. In fact, it usually culminates with a sad widow like her.

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