The only redeeming feature I found is the righteous deed Robert Lebrun does by letting Edna go. Even though most readers and I would [i]love[/i] a hero who takes action by eloping with the woman, it's a different case here. Since I hated Edna she deservedly gets to be rejected by Robert. The ending was technically an abrupt end to a stupid story about a useless Awakening near the end of the 19th century. The author was so lazy to resolve the conflict correctly and so left everything worse than before. If you want something good, read or watch the play 'A Doll's House' instead.