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4/14/08 French 50CX Start talking about Lolita on Friday Constant Last two letters Hard to make sense of Adolphe, apart from his self description are those two letters that are contradictory After writing Adolphe, Constant still wasn’t sure if he got his character down Wasn’t sure who Adolphe was Adolphe doesn’t know who he is This is mirrored in Constant’s self, doesn’t know character Those two letters seem to thicken the mysterious rather then dispel it Enact Adolphe’s psychological development Excessive reliance/dependence This is only partly true, even somewhat false Not saying Constant wrote letter knowing he didn’t get Adolphe right Or to deliberately mislead us Adolphe is too removed from own emotions too observing Not being dependent on your emotions but being too analytical regarding your emotions To the point where they dry up and all that is left is emotionalism Intellectual problems not moral or emotional problems Reply seems to say that what makes Adolphe contemptible is his self description, is the novel himself Writing about life instead of being in it “This is really no excuse, to be of weak character”
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