The Awakening

The Awakening: Novel Summary: Part 31

Chapter 31advertisement  Arobin stays with Edna after the other dinner guests leave. He helps her lock up the old house, and walks her to her new one. There, he lingers, not wanting to leave. The chapters conclusion implies that he and Edna spend the night together.

The Awakening: Novel Summary: Part 28

Chapter 28advertisement  After Arobin leaves, Edna cries. This paragraph-long chapter explores her conflicted emotional reaction to the kiss, but the emotion that dominates is “understanding” of herself-a resolution to the question Edna contemplated in the previous chapter, “what character of woman I am.” This note of “understanding” also harkens back to the books repeating musical …

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