1. What is Edna's "awakening"? (note: there could be more than one kind of awakening)
2. What kind of man is Mr. Pontellier? Is he a bad husband? What does Edna’s behavior look like from his perspective?
3. What is the significance of Madame Ratignolle and what role does she play in Edna's life?
4. What is the significance of Madamoiselle Reisz and what role does she play in Edna's life?
5. Why does Edna go "on and on" into the ocean and drown at the end?