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In a little four-room house around the corner It looks so cozy so inviting and peaceful79 With this description the reader is introduced to Ednas new residence which is known as the pigeon house The pigeon house gives Edna a sense of comfort and security that her old house didnt have The calmness that the pigeon house grants allows Edna to experience a freedom that she has never felt before The first taste of this newfound freedom is the satisfaction that Edna feels in being able to provide for herself with her own money The fact that she no longer has to rely on her husbands money breaks the last tie that she had with him I know I shall like it like the feeling of freedom and independence80 In her mind now her marriage is dead and Mr Pontellier has no control over her Financial freedom is not the only thing the pigeon house gives to Edna it also allows her both physical and spiritual freedom When Edna kisses Arobin in her husbands house she feels reproach looking at her from the external things around her which he had provided for her external existence84 Yet her first night at the pigeon house she spends with Arobin and this time feels no reproach or regret As for the spiritual affects provided by her new home There was a feeling of descending in the social scale with the corresponding sense of having risen in the spiritual she began to look with her own eyes no longer was she content to feed upon opinion94 The pigeon house gives a way for Edna to leave the society that she hates She has gained the freedom to make the decisions in her life at this point and she decides that she is going to live life by her own rules not the rules that society has given to her or laid out for her When she is within
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