Day 2

The Awakening Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What do you think bothers Edna about the conversation she has with Mademoiselle Reisz regarding Robert in Chapter XVI?

    Student answers to this question could vary widely and it could expand to a larger discussion of Edna's lack of understanding of her own feelings. Mademoiselle Reisz asks Edna if she misses Robert, which launches Edna into a series of thoughts and memories about all of the ways in which her feelings and experiences have changed since he left. Then, coming back to the present, Edna talks about Robert with Mademoiselle Reisz. The conversation bothers Edna, though she doesn't fully know why, and she decides to go for a swim.

    Edna is likely bothered because...

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