Edna and Madame Ratignolle are having a conversation on giving it all up for family Edna argues that she would do anything for her family but not give up who she is. Ratignolle disagrees that as the bible states women should do anything possible to give it all because that's what being a mother is
Madame Reiz is playing the piano Isdole Song at Ednas request here Edna has an awakening realizing that she wants to be as free as Reiz
Edna finally takes on a passion of hers which turns out to be painting.
Robert wants to be with Edna marry her but Edna doesn't want to go back to the way she was living she searches for freedom and independence from the lifestyle she was living.
Edna reads Roberts letter and her emotional ties to him are revealed
Edna experiences a tantrum because she feels as if no one understands her