The Awakening Quotes (20 quotes)
Click the character infographic to download. What do we have to say about you? Pontellier to Robert, a fact of which he is all too aware. In fact, we learn that he has a thing for married hotties: maybe it's the thrill of the chase, or the thrill of the forbidden, or maybe he just likes rings. Unfortunately for Robert, he ends up catching some feelings when it comes to Edna. This probably has a little something to do with the fact that their summer romance strictly platonic, with some chaste hem-of-skirt touching rekindles Edna's lust for life.
You have been a very, very foolish boy, wasting your time dreaming of impossible things when you speak of Mr. Pontellier setting me free! I am no longer one of Mr. I give myself where I choose. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other The Awakening quote.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "the-awakening" Showing of She was happy to be alive and breathing, when her whole being seemed to be one with the sunlight, the color, the odors, the luxuriant warmth of some perfect Southern day. She liked then to wander alone into strange and unfamiliar places.
It seems to me if I were young and in love I should never deem a man of ordinary caliber worthy of my devotion. No wonder Mademoiselle Reisz never married. She has extremely specific criteria for a potential mate. Moreover, this passage suggests that she sees herself as similar to Edna. Because his hair is brown and grows away from his temples; because he opens and shuts his eyes, and his nose is a little out of drawing; because he has two lips and a square chin, and a little finger which he can't straighten from having played baseball too energetically in his youth. Because--" "Because you do, in short," laughed Mademoiselle.