"You are purposely misunderstanding me, ma reine. Are you in love with Robert?" "Yes" said Edna. It was the first time she had admitted it, and a glow overspread her face, blotching it with red spots. "Why?" asked her companion. "Why do you love him when you ought not to?" […] "Why? Because his hair is brown and grows away from his temples; because he opens and shuts his eyes, and his nose is a little out of drawing; because he has two lips and a square chin, and a little finger which he can’t straighten from having played baseball too energetically in his youth. Because—" "Because you do, in short" laughed Mademoiselle. _________________________________________ Mademoiselle Reisz & Edna Pontellier, "The Awakening", Kate Chopin, chapter XXVI.