The Awakening

The Awakening

what was edna's reaction to the gift from Mr. Pontellier to his wife in Chapter 3 of The Awakening

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Returning from the hotel late at night, Mr. Pontellier wakes up his wife and wants to relate the fun he has just engaged in. He becomes resentful when his tired wife shows little interest. This chapter makes explicit the divide between Mr. Pontellier's male world of activity, work, and social responsibility and Mrs. Pontellier's female sphere of domesticity and passive dependence.