The Awakening Chapter 29 Questions and Answers

Kate Chopin

Chapter 29 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. How does Edna go about her preparations to move?

2. What is causing Edna to be in such a rush?

3. What does Edna mean when she says the old house seems like a forbidden temple?

4. What does Edna take from the old house to the new?

5. How does Alcee enter the house?

6. How does Alcee expect to find Edna after their night together?

7. What is Edna doing when Alcee walks in the house?

8. How is Edna described when she is up on the stepladder?

9. What is significant about this description of Edna?

10. Why does Alcee call Edna’s dinner a coup d’état?

Answers
1. She moves feverishly, with no deliberation before action.

2. Her night with Alcee increases her desire to be on her own.

3. It is someplace where she is an intruder and no longer has a right to be.

4. She takes only what belongs solely to her, not bought by Leonce.

5. He rings but then walks right in.

6. He expects her to be either angry or sentimental, not indifferent.

7. She is on a stepladder unhooking a picture from the wall.

8. She never appeared more handsome.

9. It can be taken to mean she never looked more masculine, in the sense of what she is doing rather than how she actually looks.

10. He means that it is her farewell dinner from Leonce’s house, and she is letting Leonce pay the bills for it.