The Awakening

Which TWO reasons best explain why Edna and Leonce married? Which TWO phrases from paragraph 24 best support the answers to Part A?

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PART A: Which TWO reasons best explain why Edna and Leonce married?

A. Edna’s family didn’t approve

B. It was love at first sight for Edna

C. Leonce was a wealthy man

D. They had a lot in common

E. Leonce felt strongly for Edna very quickly

D. Edna was pressured by her family to marry

PART B: Which TWO phrases from paragraph 24 best support the answers to Part A?

A. “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident”

B. “the decrees of Fate”

C.“It was in the midst of her secret great passion that she met him”

D. “He pleased her; his absolute devotion flattered her”

E. “there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them”

F. “Add to this the violent opposition of her father and her sister … and we need seek no further for the motives which led her to accept Monsieur Pontellier”

Paragraph 24: “The picture of the tragedian stood enframed upon her desk. Any one may possess the portrait of a tragedian without exciting suspicion or comment. (This was a sinister reflection which she cherished.) In the presence of others she expressed admiration for his exalted gifts, as she handed the photograph around and dwelt upon the fidelity of the likeness. When alone she sometimes picked it up and kissed the cold glass passionately.”

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A. Edna’s family didn’t approve

D. They had a lot in common

She fancied there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them, in which fancy she was mistaken. Add to this the violent opposition of her father and her sister Margaret to her marriage with a Catholic, and we need seek no further for the motives which led her to accept Monsieur Pontellier for her husband.

E. “there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them”
F. “Add to this the violent opposition of her father and her sister … and we need seek no further for the motives which led her to accept Monsieur Pontellier”

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