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Jeremy “#J-MarZ” Marcus Pat “The Gambler” Doyle Tyler “MoonShoes” Gallagher
1) Leonce consults Dr. Mandalet about Edna (pg 85-88) 2) Dr. Mandalet observes Edna (pg 91-93) 3) Dr. Mandalet consults with Edna (pg 146- 147)
“He bore a reputation from wisdom rather than skill” Doctor- Respected position in almost all societies In most cases doctors in this time would not have needed a college education
As a minor character, Dr. Mandalet does not play an important role in her awakening. He gives the reader insight into Edna’s psyche by being the only character that really understands Edna He does tell Leonce to keep his distance which makes the awakening possible
“He knew his fellow-creatures better than most men; knew that inner life which so seldom unfolds itself to unanointed eyes. He was sorry he had accepted Pontellier’s invitation. He was growing old, and beginning to need rest and an imperturbed spirit. He did not want the secrets of other lives thrust upon him. I hope it isn’t Arobin,” he muttered to himself as he walked. I hope to heaven it isn’t Alcee Arobin”
Mandalet would certainly conclude that Edna had killed herself. He is the only character that truly understands Edna, and he would realize that her death had not been an accident. His level headed nature would not be so easily fooled as the other members of creole society. Dr. Mandalet proved his skills in observation when he predicted the affair between Alcee and Edna. A few days before her suicide, he mentions that she “…seems to [him] to be in trouble.” As a result, in observing the circumstances surrounding Edna’s death, it would be easy for him to deem it a suicide.
Mandalet tells Edna, “I don’t want you to blame yourself, whatever comes;” yet it would be the doctor who would feel guilt for Edna’s suicide. Mandalet took the hands off approach with her and it contributed to her death. Instead of telling Edna he is “not going to ask [her] for [her] confidence,” he hopes that she will come to him by her own volition. Mandalet should have known that Edna’s headstrong nature would never bring her to him for help. Mandalet could have done more as a doctor to help her, and he would have known that more than anyone else.