Chapter 7 Summary and Analysis
The Lovers: a young, unmarried couple who are oblivious to all but themselves
Edna, usually a woman of outward reserve, is beginning to loosen up a bit at Grand Isle, mostly under the influence of Adele’s beauty and candor.
One morning the women go together to the beach, and although the children are left behind, Adele brings her needlework. Both women are described as tall, with Adele having a feminine and matronly figure, while Edna’s is “long, clean and symmetrical.” Similarly Adele is dressed in white ruffles while Edna is wearing white and brown linen.
At the beach, the Pontelliers and Ratignolles share adjoining...
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