Role Of Mademoiselle Reisz In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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In chapters 21-26 of The Awakening by Kate Chopin Edna Pontellier begins a new relationship with another player of the town. She soon realizes that she is truly in love with Robert and decides to move out of her house. This would allow her to finally be free from her husband, and she would not need his money or support to live her life.
Enda becomes extremely close to Mademoiselle Reisz, because in many ways they are similar. Mademoiselle Reisz is an independent woman which is what Edna is longing for. She loves to play piano and doesn’t care about the opinions of others. This helps Edna do the same but through art. Edna learns that Mademoiselle Reisz is writing with Robert, and she is the only one who knows about their love for each other.
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