Edna Pontellier's Goodbye Letter Analysis

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Robert’s goodbye letter destroyed Edna and she let her emotions and assumptions overtake her, she made the decision to give up her life because her loss of Robert was too much pain to live with. Edna swam and swam further away from shore with thoughts racing through her mind thinking maybe this was not the solution she should have gone with “but it was too late; the shore was far behind her and her strength was gone…then [she] sank again.”(153). It is Edna’s responsibility to care for her family but she let one man’s decision destroy her family. The fact that Edna Pontellier to let something as simple as a letter destroy the lives of her children, her husband, and those around her, and that she did not think about the devastating effects such
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