The Awakening Chapter 20 Questions and Answers

Kate Chopin

Chapter 20 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Why does Edna want to visit Mademoiselle Reisz?

2. Why does Edna have such a hard time finding Mademoiselle Reisz?

3. Why does it make sense that Adele wouldn’t like Mademoiselle Reisz?

4. What does the Lebrun house remind Edna of?

5. Why is Victor fighting with the servant when he opens the door?

6. Why doesn’t Victor want to tell Edna about the time he had the evening before?

7. Why does Victor grow more daring in the telling of his story?

8. Why do Robert’s letters fill Edna with despondency?

9. What does Edna remember after she leaves Victor?

10. What does Victor perceive about Edna?

Answers
1. She wants to hear her play the piano; she wants to feel passion.

2. Mademoiselle Reisz moved, and since nobody liked her, nobody cared where she moved to.

3. Mademoiselle Reisz is the opposite of everything Adele believes in; she is unmarried, childless, and ugly.

4. It is like a prison because of the iron bars on the doors and lower windows.

5. The servant thought it was her job to open the door.

6. She is a woman and wouldn’t comprehend such things.

7. Edna is showing interest in his story.

8. There is no message for her.

9. She remembers that she was supposed to be dignified and reserved.

10. He perceives that she has changed; he says she doesn’t seem like the same woman.