As I read The Plague by Albert, I encountered lots of themes. However two of these
themes stood out to me the most: The theme of separation and the theme of solidarity. These
themes stand out the most because they make up and build up the nove
Numerous aspects of love are found in the book entitled Bel ami written by Guy
de Maupassant in 1885. The main character, Georges Duroy, is at the center of practically
all the aspects of love that occur in Bel ami. Duroy had the natural ability to draw a
For reading Textbooks: My desired outcome is to read more actively and try my best to get the
idea in the passage.
1. Formulate questions before reading.
2. Try to find the meaning of difficult words as I read.
3. Read the chapter assigned more t
Love has been an ongoing theme in books that we have been but out of six books
that we have studied, three stick out to me the most in terms how much influence the
theme of love had in building up the plot and affecting each the characters. In the book
When I began reading the book, the first few facts I read about Mme Walter did not
reflect anything about her relationship with her religion. The first time I read about her, I
assumed she was Jewish because the mentions her husband, M. Walter as a Jew. M
The Final Choice.
In page 219 of the book Bel Ami, the author, Guy de Maupassant, makes the
following statement concerning a certain character in the story called Suzanne Walter.
The statement goes as follows: Her doll-like body contained a mi
At one point (p. 219) Suzanne is characterized as follows: Her doll-like body contained a mind
that was nimble and shrewd, unpredictable and sly, which sought constantly to entertain, like a
puppet in a street-show. Do you agree or disagree? Analyze a few
How does the theme of death envelope the characters in the lover. How does this theme
help to build up the story?
This novel, The lover is a book that talks about the way in which a young girls
life is affected by the type dysfunctional family she is rais
Reading Guide: Marguerite Duras, The Lover (1984), pp. 1-86
As in The Immoralist this narrative is mostly a first-person narrative. Its also a
kind of confession. Compare the narrative voice in The Lover to that in The
Immoralist. How would y
Andr Gide, The Immoralist (1902), Part 1 (pp. 3-68) (Reading Guide)
What is your interpretation of the title?
The frame narrative: what is its importance? Do the first few pages of the novel influence
our reading of the rest of it?
Reading Guide for Guy de Maupassant, Bel-Ami (1885)
Questions for pp. 1-56 (chaps. I.1-4)
Chap. 1, pp. 3-5: how does Maupassant (=M.) paint the portrait of Duroy? Note all the
techniques he uses (description, analysis, etc.). How is Paris dep