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He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it? He himself had his hands full with his brokerage business. He could not be in two places at once; making a living for his family on the street, and staying at home to see that no harm befell them. He talked in a monotonous, insistent way (Chopin, Ch. 3).

What does the above quote reveal about Mr. Pontellier's character?


Mr. Pontellier feels confident in his role as the responsible provider for his family, which allows him to comfortably criticize Edna's parenting skills.


Mr. Pontellier's busy career prevents him from taking any interest in family life.


Mr. Pontellier spends a considerable amount of time at home assisting Edna even though he has his "hands full" at work.


Mr. Pontellier supports Edna in her childrearing and feels she is most attentive to the children.


Mr. Pontellier critiques Edna in a loving and caring tone so as to not hurt Edna's feelings.

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