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Tony Morimoto

Throughout the novel, we are presented with a protagonist that behaves standoffish. She ignores her husband, she ignores Robert, and she ignores Arobin. Why do we feel this way? Is Edna presented to us in the same fashion Meursault is in Camus’ The Stranger; where the protagonist expresses no positive emotion and we are forced to care about all of the supporting characters? Or, should we care about Edna because the narrator’s perspective is not imitating Edna’s thoughts or feelings (from the 3rd person), but rather it is coming from another the view (of someone whom she has wronged)?