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The Awakening

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Edna's Old Self

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In the following passage from Chapter 11, Edna defies Mr. Pontellier for the first time. What word(s) does the author use to indicate Edna sees her old self in a negative light?

She heard him moving about the room; every sound indicating impatience and irritation. Another time she would have gone in at his request. She would, through habit, have yielded to his desire; not with any sense of submission or obedience to his compelling wishes, but unthinkingly, as we walk, move, sit, stand, go through the daily treadmill of the life which has been portioned out to us. (Chopin, Ch. 11)

Select ALL that apply.

A

Impatience.

B

Habit.

C

Unthinkingly.

D

Compelling.

E

Desire.