Léonce Pontellier is a common 40-year-old wealthy man. And, by the way, a husband of Edna. She loves her, their sons but can’t spend much time with them as he is usually abroad, or hanging out with friends. His relationships with Edna lacks passion and excitement which she needs very much (probably because of it she decided to change herself totally). Also, he doesn’t know basic things about her, for example, tastes in music, films, or what she likes eating. Even what she wants better in bad, he doesn’t pay a lot of attention to her feelings and emotions as well.
Léonce Pontellier in the Essays