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Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know’ are the famous opening lines which establish very concisely Meursault’s detachment from everyday emotions) and he is about to travel to her funeral. The narrative follows the next few days in Meursault’s life, culminating in his shooting of a man on a heat-ravaged beach. As the law moves into action to deal with 16 02 100 MR CLASSIC NOVELS 16/10/06 8:04 pm Page 17 LEWIS CARROLL Meursault’s crime, attention focuses as much on his apparent indifference to his mother’s death and on his unsettling beliefs about the essential meaninglessness of life as on the murder he committed.
Working as a painter and selling her paintings gives her a greater sense of independence and she asserts this further by moving out of the family home and engaging in a brief affair with a charming but egotistical womanizer. However, as Chopin’s short narrative unfolds, Edna finds that the forces of conformity and convention are stronger than she believed and that the kind of self-fulfilment she seeks is beyond her. Because of its sympathetic portrait of Edna Pontellier and her refusal to accept the roles that society demands of her, The Awakening was a highly controversial book when first published and most of its first reviews were scathingly condemnatory.
Jarndyce. In love with his fellow ward of court, Ada, he sees the case as his road to fortune. Soon he is dragged into a souldestroying obsession with it. Meanwhile, Esther’s quiet virtues attract the love of both her guardian and the surgeon Allan Woodcourt. Around this central story of the wards in court circles Dickens’s usual rich 34 02 100 MR CLASSIC NOVELS 16/10/06 8:04 pm Page 35 CHARLES DICKENS panoply of characters, from Jo the crossing sweeper to Sir Leicester Dedlock, proud and pompous representative of an ancient landed family, and his wife, haunted by a past she cannot acknowledge, from Krook, the shabby, drunken shopkeeper who meets the grisliest of ends, to Tulkinghorn, the sinister lawyer intent on learning the truth about Lady Dedlock.
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