Robert Lebrun In The Awakening

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In The Awakening, Robert Lebrun is seen as a character that has sacrificed a lot for the needs of others. After falling in love with the married Edna Pontellier, he distances himself from her. However, after months of no contact they reunite and all those feelings are brought to light again. Robert is forced to make a life altering decision to uphold his values and what is best for his beloved Edna. Throughout The Awakening, Edna is displayed as someone who struggles to conform to societies standards. She constantly represses her feelings that she has deemed unacceptable. In the community, family values are of great importance and expected. Our first glimpse that Edna deviates from these standards is when she is criticized for the care of