Edna Pontellier In The Awakening

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Edna Pontellier: Mrs. Pontellier is the protagonist of The Awakening. Edna is 28 years old. Her character is the one who has experienced an “awakening.” Edna is unhappy in her relationship with her husband, Léonce Pontellier. Mrs. Pontellier later falls in love with her acquaintance, Robert Lebrun. She acknowledges her true desires, and “realizes her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her.” She rejects her unchanging lifestyle and takes action to pursue her ideas of independency, which are not socially acceptable in the society she lives in.
Robert Lebrun: Robert is 26 year old man. It is said that he devotes himself to a different, usually married, woman

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