At Grand Isle, where Edna Pontellier and her family spend summer, Mrs. Pontellier is filled with anguish and frustration at her life.
I don't know what came over me, but I just needed to cry.
Edna opens up to her good friend, Adèle Ratignolle, and talks about all the events and feelings going on in her life.
This summer has been a very enlightened one. I have spent most days with Robert and have grown very fond of him. I enjoy our talks together. This view reminds me of when I was a little girl running in a field in Kentucky. This entire summer has been like that day. I, running around impulsively.
Im moving to Mexico
As Robert announces his departure, Edna is in utter shock. She does not know how she will spend her days with out Robert.
When is he leaving?
When the summer ends the Pontelliers go back to their home at New Orleans. Mr. Potellier visits the family physician, Dr. Mandalet
I am worried about my wife she is not acting like herself. She is not doing her household chores. She has always been distant, but this time is different.
Do not worry, Leonce, just give her time and space.
I really hope she is not having an affair with Alcèe Arobin
Edna's affair with Alcèe Arobin was nothing more than lust and fulfilment, but with Robert is different. She longs for him
I am so happy you are here. I missed you so much.
I love her, but I do not think this is right. She is married to another man, and she is not willing to marry me.
After Robert leaves her again, Edna goes back to Grand Isle where she takes off her clothes, swims out to sea, realizes she is too far, and gives up.
Léonce, Arobin, and Robert do not matter, but my children they truly will suffer. I love my children, but I cannot give my life for them.