The tempting, charming, and decisive Alcée Arobin are the most recognizable and memorable Don Juan of the New Orleans Creole community. His biggest aim and lifestyle is to conquer a married woman. Isn’t it obvious whose lover he becomes? Yes, Edna’s. They become lovers when Edna’s husband goes on a business trip to New York. You may ask: what about Robert? It isn’t a problem for her. Robert is the person who Edna loves, while Arobin appears in her life to satisfy her physical needs in a period of Robert’s absence. Also, even in a bad Edna doesn’t allow Arobin to control or own her.
Alcée Arobin in the Essays