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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.

What is the effect of lines 65-66 ("But there was….into froth.")?

A

It highlights Madame Ratignolle's ridiculous decision to wear gloves to the beach.

B

It shifts the reader's attention from Madame Ratignolle to Mrs. Pontellier.

C

It creates a solemn mood.

D

It helps shift the mood from slightly uncomfortable to peaceful.

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