Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Screenplay as Interpretation

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Scene 12. Present time: Spring. The long night ends; morning comes.

Edna sits up on the settee in the parlor of the "little house." She looks a bit more disheveled than she did in the previous scene of the "long night." It is barely dawn. A white cat rubs himself against her skirt. Edna's motions convey her weariness; she adjusts her dress and smooths her hair. After a moment, she sighs and stands up. The camera shoots from the side as she goes to the little dining room buffet and helps herself to some food on the shelf. She pours a drink from a carafe and slices a piece of cheese. She stands there and eats in a mechanical way. She is lost in thought, as in the earlier scene on the settee, but now there is an edge of resolution to her expression. Edna finishes her meal, and as the camera angle shifts she walks out of the frame.


ACT III

Scene 1. Past time: Léonce consults Dr. Mandelet.

This scene begins with an interior view of the closed lower half of a Dutch door, which we have seen previously. Léonce's dark-suited arm reaches over to unlatch the hook. As it does so, Léonce's voice is heard offscreen.

LÉONCE: I'll let myself in, Doctor.

The shot changes: Dr. Mandelet swivels away from his desk as Léonce enters the study.

LÉONCE: It's Edna that I've come to see you about.

DR. MANDELET: Madame Pontellier, not well? This is a surprise. She seemed positively radiant, when was it?--ah, at the--

The camera is now positioned over Léonce's shoulder toward the doctor. Behind Dr. Mandelet is the window, which looks into the garden. It has a cool-weather appearance; however, there are still

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