The Awakening Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

Kate Chopin

Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Mademoiselle Reisz: a loner at Grand Isle; a gifted pianist who becomes very close to Edna

It is now Saturday night, a few weeks after the conversation between Robert and Adele. The main house is all lit up and decorated, and all the guests are there for relaxation and entertainment. Even the children are permitted to stay up later than usual, until after ice cream and cake are served. The Farival twins perform the same songs as always on the piano, a little girl performs a dance, and a brother and sister give recitations. Then everyone dances while Adele plays the piano.

While Adele is playing, Edna conjures up an image of a naked man...

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