Gender Roles and Expectations Edna, an educated, upper-middle-class Presbyterian from Kentucky, marries Le’once Pontellier, a wealthy Catholic Creole from Louisiana. She comes from a culture that considers marital fidelity very important; he, from a culture that allows men to have “kept women

Gender Roles and Expectations Edna, an educated, upper-middle-class Presbyterian from Kentucky, marries Le’once Pontellier, a wealthy Catholic Creole from Louisiana. She comes from a culture that considers marital fidelity very important; he, from a culture that allows men to have “kept women

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Gender Roles and Expectations Edna, an educated, upper-middle-class Presbyterian from Kentucky, marries Le’once Pontellier, a wealthy Catholic Creole from Louisiana. She comes from a culture that considers marital fidelity very important; he, from a culture that allows men to have “kept women” (long-term affair with their own apartment) as long as they are discreet. Society wives are expected to be dutiful to their husbands and to entertain guests graciously. These are only two sources of friction. Discuss how Mrs. Edna Pontelier, Mlle. Reisz and Mme. Adelle Ratignolle portrays different views of different roles, cope differently with gender expectations, etc. (you may focus on one area rather than trying to cover everything). If you’d like, you could discuss how the men (Le’once, Robert, Alce’e) play into/react to the various women. Post–250 to 400 words (about 1 – 1.5 pages),

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