Mademoiselle Edna Quotes

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“Come whenever you feel like it. Be careful; the stairs and landings are dark; don’t stumble.” Page 64, speaker is Mademoiselle Reisz. Edna went to visit Mademoiselle Reisz because she wanted to hear her play the piano, it soothes her. Edna learns that she was receiving letters from Robert and wants to visit her more frequently. Not only does Edna want to see Mademoiselle Reisz to help calm her nerves and help her figure out her feelings, now Edna has an ulterior motive in her visits; to read letters from Robert.

“‘Has she,’ asked the Doctor, with a smile, ‘has she been associating of late with a circle of pseudo-intellectual women - super-spiritual superior beings? My wife has been telling me about them.’” Page 66, speaker is Doctor Mandelet. Mr.
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Edna said that his touch felt like a narcotic. This means that for the first time in Edna’s life she’s experiencing what real interests and loves are.

“Before dinner in the evening Edna wrote a charming letter to her husband, telling him of her intention to move for while into the little house around the block, and to give a farewell dinner before leaving.” Page 82, speaker is third person narrator. Edna decided to move into her own little house because she doesn’t want to live off her husband’s money when she doesn’t love him, so she decides to write him a letter telling him. By Edna deciding to move out, it shows how developed she has become. The old Edna wouldn’t have even thought about moving out, and now here she is, not even asking to move out, telling, Mr. Pontellier that she is moving out. It also shows that Edna is still a caring person and is trying to do the right thing; moving out to stop living off of her husband’s money.

“It was the first kiss of her life to which her nature had really responded. It was a flaming torch that kindled

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