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Edna is one of the main characters She goes on a path of emotional intellectual andsexual awakening after spending a very pleasant summer with Robert LebrunEdnas husband Leone spend most of the time away from home on business He isobsessed with making money and gaing expensive possessions for his home He is mild andEdna and Leonces children they dont hang on their mother nor their nurse The arevery self sufficient and when leonce goes to new York for a extended time they visit thereEdnas father many years ago he gambled away the Family farm in Kentucky now he isold and drinks toddies during the day Madame Lebrun- Roberts mother she owns the cottage in Grande Isle that the NewOrleans city folk like to rent out for the summerRoberts younger brother Madames Lebruns favorite son Victor is spoiled and Alcee Arobin is a fashionable young man He attaches himself to Edna and they have and A young flirt he attaches himself to Edna during the summer he tries to distance himselfMadame Ratignolle has many children she is currently pregnant and makes Edna promisethat she will be there when she goes into laborMademoiselle Reisz is a pianist and is very ugly and irritable she lives alone and Ednacome to vist her to listen to her play and read letter sent that Robert sendsThe First half of the novel takes place in Grand Isle It is an island off the coast ofLouisiana During the summer it is inhabited but the Creole Families from New Orleans who gothere to escape from the heat and relax by the oceanDuring the week women and children stay on the island while the men return to the city of During the summer Edna meets a young man named Robert Lebrun His mother rents ofthe cottages on the island The two spend almost their entire time together and Edna greatlyenjoys his company Especially since her husband generally spends all his
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