Proust - Megan Lawless Com L 114 10-10-2007 Written...

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Megan Lawless Com L 114 10-10-2007 Written Response to In Search of Lost Time Proust begins his novel with a reflection on sleep- the strange thoughts that would run through the narrator’s mind in those first moments after he would awaken. He discusses how these thoughts would take him back through time and to different places, such as his childhood home. The main subject of his reflections is his mother. He discusses at length his bedtime routine. He would wait up for his mother, who often entertained company, until she came to kiss him goodnight. He also tells us about his grandmother and great-aunt and how they differed in character. The narrator introduces another character, M. Swann, as a man who occasionally visits his house. M. Swann is actually a man of very high social status, yet the narrator’s great-aunt sees him as hardly fit to frequent their house. His grandmother, on the other hand, does not judge people according to their place in society, but rather on their character. Much of the rest of “In Search of Lost Time” revolves around a specific instance
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Proust - Megan Lawless Com L 114 10-10-2007 Written...

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