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12th Oct '16 11:43:49 PM DustSnitch
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* TheCasanova: Alcee Arubin.

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* TheCasanova: TheCasanova:
** Robert is a sort of example, in that he tends to fraternize with widows and single women, but he rarely goes beyond flirting.
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Alcee Arubin.Arubin has a scandalous reputation with women.



* GRatedSex: The sex scenes are so G-rated students tend to completely miss them. The great irony of this is that when it was written the book was so raunchy it almost wasn't published.

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* GRatedSex: The sex sexual scenes are so G-rated students tend to completely miss them. The great irony of this is that when it was written the book was so raunchy it almost wasn't published.



* LoveDodecahedron: A fairly mild case, [[spoiler: though with tragic results]]. Edna is married to Mr. Pontellier, but [[spoiler: she and Robert are in love, although she also has a lust-driven affair with Alcee as a sort of substitute while both Mr. Pontellier and Robert are away. Alcee is also flirty with other women,]] and Edna and Adele have some LesYay going on early in the story.
* MomentKiller: Celestine [[spoiler: walking in on Edna and Robert cuddling to tell Edna that Adele is having her baby.]]
* TheOphelia: Parallels can be drawn between [[spoiler:Edna's death and the death of Ophelia.]]

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* LoveDodecahedron: A fairly mild case, [[spoiler: though with tragic results]].results. Edna is married to Mr. Pontellier, but [[spoiler: she and Robert are in love, although she also has a lust-driven affair with Alcee as a sort of substitute while both Mr. Pontellier and Robert are away. Alcee is also flirty with other women,]] women, and Edna and Adele have some LesYay going on HomoeroticSubtext early on in the story.
* MomentKiller: Celestine [[spoiler: walking in on Edna and Robert cuddling to tell Edna that Adele is having her baby.]]
baby.
* TheOphelia: Parallels can be drawn between [[spoiler:Edna's death drowning while swimming and the death of Ophelia.]]



* RipVanWinkle: After Edna spends most of chapter XV sleeping, she and Robert quip about how it's been one hundred years and everyone else i hte Grand Isle is long dead. She doesn't really sleep for a century, leaving it a DiscussedTrope.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Edna's affair with [[spoiler: Alcee]] is part of what finally makes her unwilling to continue [[spoiler: the life she has]].

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* RipVanWinkle: After Edna spends most of chapter XV sleeping, she and Robert quip about how it's been one hundred years and everyone else i hte in the Grand Isle is long dead. She doesn't really sleep for a century, leaving it a DiscussedTrope.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Edna's affair with [[spoiler: Alcee]] Alcee is part of what finally makes her unwilling to continue [[spoiler: the life she has]].has.



* SuicideBySea: Edna swims far into the sea and lets herself be drowned. It's quite symbolic as learning to swim and bathing in the sea meant a lot for her and unleashed her desires and creativity.
* SympatheticAdulterer: [[spoiler:Edna.]]

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* SuicideBySea: Edna The ending sees a character drown at sea. [[spoiler:Edna swims far into the sea and lets herself be drowned. It's quite symbolic as learning to swim and bathing in the sea meant a lot for her and unleashed her desires and creativity.
creativity.]]
* SympatheticAdulterer: [[spoiler:Edna.]]Edna is the focus character and much attention is given to her boredom with Leonce and her connection with Robert.
6th Oct '16 5:49:46 AM DustSnitch
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* RipVanWinkle: After Edna spends most of chapter XV sleeping, she and Robert quip about how it's been one hundred years and everyone else i hte Grand Isle is long dead. She doesn't really sleep for a century, leaving it a DiscussedTrope.
27th Sep '15 7:55:57 PM toongrrl1990
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* WomanInWhite: The Creole women Edna hangs with count as this trope, wearing white and often seen fulfilling a "Mother-Woman" role.
17th Sep '15 12:20:50 PM gallium
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Edna]].


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* SuicideBySea: Edna swims far into the sea and lets herself be drowned. It's quite symbolic as learning to swim and bathing in the sea meant a lot for her and unleashed her desires and creativity.
19th Feb '14 8:47:35 PM FruityOatyBars
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* TheCasanova: Alcee Arubin.



* DidYouThinkICantFeel?



* HystericalWoman: Mr. Pontelier thinks Edna is this, but the psychiatrist he calls to examine her encourages him to leave her be.

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* HystericalWoman: Mr. Pontelier Pontellier thinks Edna is this, but the psychiatrist he calls to examine her encourages him to leave her be.be.
* LoveDodecahedron: A fairly mild case, [[spoiler: though with tragic results]]. Edna is married to Mr. Pontellier, but [[spoiler: she and Robert are in love, although she also has a lust-driven affair with Alcee as a sort of substitute while both Mr. Pontellier and Robert are away. Alcee is also flirty with other women,]] and Edna and Adele have some LesYay going on early in the story.
* MomentKiller: Celestine [[spoiler: walking in on Edna and Robert cuddling to tell Edna that Adele is having her baby.]]
30th Jan '14 7:21:19 AM XFllo
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* ProperLady: Adele Ratignolle'. Her submissiveness and devotion to her family and husband make her an ideal woman. Adele is extremely sweet, feminine, and fragile. However, Adele Ratignolle's open-minded Creole ways help Edna to unleash her self and her inner artist.
23rd Feb '12 10:40:13 PM DragonQuestZ
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* TrueBlueFemininity: The Farival twins wear white and blue, said to be the "Virgin's Colors".
6th Feb '12 6:37:27 PM PPF2011
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* {{Foil}}: Adele to Edna.

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* {{Foil}}: Adele to Edna. Adele and Mlle. Reisz are also this to each other.


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* SpoiledBrat: Victor Lebrun, Robert's little brother who wants Edna for himself, despite only being 19.
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