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chooses to go sleep outside in the hammock. Her husband tells her to come inside, yet she refuses to do so. She tells him she does not want to go inside, and this shows the reader that she has a mind of her own and once again is learning to make her own decisions ?V making these decisions is showing maturity on her part. One more example of how Edna??s immaturity allows her to mature is by the way that she allows her infatuation for Arobin to get in the way of her normal everyday life. She allows her infatuation for him to get in the way because she starts to listen to him more, and spend more time then she should with him. Her husband despises him, yet Edna continues to act immaturely and still see him. Edna gets to a point in her infatuation of Arobin that she wishes she slept

with him and she even dreams about it. ??She regretted that she had not made Arobin stay a half hour to talk over the horses with her?K it was no labor to become intimate with Arobin,??(126,127). That shows her immaturity even more so because she is a married woman. ??It was Arobin that took her home. The car ride was long, and it was late?Khe filled his match safe, but did not light his cigarette until he left her, after she had expressed her willingness to go to the races with him again,?? (125). By her staying with Arobin, and defying her husbands?? wishes, which is immature, she is in a way maturing ?V this demonstrates the irony in Edna??s life, to be mature she must first be immature. She is learning to make decisions on her own. ??Madame Lebrun might have enjoyed the

outgoing, but for some reason Edna did not want her. So they went alone, she and Arobin,?? (127). Again Edna is acting immaturely, and foolishly by going with Arobin alone, which will help her to mature. In conclusion, for Edna Pontellier to mature, she had to first act immaturely which made Edna??s life a complete paradox, continually contradicting itself. ??The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in abysses of solitude?Kthe water was deep, but she lifted her white body and reached out with a long, sweeping stroke. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace,??(189). Edna ended her life in the sea, her final awakening. 320