Mrs. Pontellier’s feelings are communicated primarily through which technique of third-person narration?
A: Explicit statement of the emotions that she experiences
B: Observations made by Mr. Pontellier about her distress
C: Speculation by the narrator about her reactions
D: Comments by Mrs. Pontellier explaining her discontent
E: Descriptions of Mrs. Pontellier’s actions that signal her state of mind
Mrs. Pontellier’s feelings are communicated through her actions which help in signaling the state of her mind.
Third-person narration occurs when the person telling the story is not part of the story. In the passage, when Mr. Pontellier got home from the hotel and told his wife to check the kids, his wife was angry because she was already asleep.
Rather than checking the kids, she went to another room and didn’t answer her husband.
In conclusion, the correct option is E.