A fashionable young man notorious for his relationships with married women. He courts Edna aggressively. His mixture of coyness and sincerity both repels and fascinates her, and they become close friends. Edna is attracted to Arobin, but does not love him. It’s implied that they eventually become lovers, though the book does not describe anything more explicit than a kiss.
Alcée Arobin Quotes in The Awakening
The The Awakening quotes below are all either spoken by Alcée Arobin or refer to Alcée Arobin. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of The Awakening published in 1993.).
Chapter 27 Quotes
It was the first kiss of her life to which her nature had really responded. It was a flaming torch that kindled desire.
Alcée Arobin Character Timeline in The Awakening
The timeline below shows where the character Alcée Arobin appears in The Awakening. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...with a social visit. She advised Edna not to spend so much time alone with Arobin—people had been gossiping about them. Then Mrs. Highcamp and Mrs. Merriman visited her and invited... (full context)