Describe the interactions between Leonce and Edna in chapter 17 of The Awakening.  What can we conclude about the state of their marriage?

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Chapter XVII of The Awakening marks the Pontelliers' return to New Orleans after their summer in Grand Isle. During the summer, Edna's "awakening" has begun, as she starts feeling uneasy with the constraints of her life, namely of marriage. In this chapter, Edna openly defies her husband for the first time. The narrator describes the city routine of the Pontelliers by detailing when Leonce goes to work and what Edna is expected to do at home. When Leonce comes home for dinner, he notices that Edna is not in her usual attire: she "did not wear her usual Tuesday reception gown; she was in ordinary house dress." Leonce asks her if she is tired because she's had so many callers, and she replies, "I found their cards when I got home. I was out." This is, of course, exactly the opposite of what she is supposed to do, according to norms and conventions. Leonce is shocked and says he assumes she had a good excuse that she left for people, but the now irreverent Edna says, "I was out, that was all."...

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