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Traits of Minor Characters

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The Awakening, Kate Chopin
The following is an excerpt from a novel that is set on the southern Louisiana coast in the early 20th century. The story follows Edna Pontellier, a housewife and mother.

Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. Chicago: New York: Herbert S. Stone, 1899. Print.

Based on lines 70-73, what can be reasonably inferred about "the lady in black" and "the two young lovers"?

A

They are characters who have been previously referred to in the passage.

B

The lady in black is the mother of one of the lovers.

C

The lady in black is Mrs. Ratignolle's sister.

D

None of them are actually guests at the resort.