The Awakening Chapter 13 Summary and Analysis

Kate Chopin

Chapter 13 Summary and Analysis

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Madame Antoine: a village woman at Cheniere Caminada whose house Edna stays in when she feels ill

Tonie: the son of Madame Antoine

Summary
Edna begins to feel tired and sick during the service and leaves before it is over. Robert follows her outside and suggests they go to Madame Antoine’s. Madame Antoine welcomes them in and brings Edna to a room with a large, white four-posted bed. Robert sits outside with Madame Antoine to wait for Tonie. Edna bathes in the basin, undresses, and luxuriates in the smell of the bed and the feel of her body. Eventually she falls asleep.

When Edna awakes, she feels as if she has been asleep a long...

(The entire section is 437 words.)