You might also compare Edna’s journey to a current or classic film. The movie is about two best friends (named, of course, Thelma and Louise) who long to escape their ordinary lives.
Edna is need of some serious changes in her life, and not just the “I hate my haircut” kind of changes, either. Keep reading to learn about three important themes in the novel.
She wants to make some serious, life-altering transformations. Edna truly is a woman ahead of her (Victorian) time.
It’s this identity crisis that causes her to explore her sexual desires through affairs, explore hobbies (such as painting and playing the piano), and assert her independence by living alone.
Her identity crisis may have also led to her death as she likely committed suicide because she simply didn’t feel as though she belonged within the current constraints of society.