Although Edna's husband along with society wants her to be wife who cares for the children and stays at home to cook and clean, she made the conscious decision to not live this type of lifestyle. "He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?" (III, p.7)
Absolutely love this quote...I say this to people all the time. It doesn't matter what you do, you will never make everyone happy and there will always be someone there to criticize you. So do what makes you happy and what feels right! Just as long as you are kind to others and your intentions are pure.
When the bombs were falling and the bullets were flying, the buildings were burning and the people were dying, the best thing you could do was to keep calm. This from a King who didn't want to be, to his people where he couldn't change the circumstances. "Keep calm and carry on" helped to keep the peace.