Reading in Narrative 3383 Week 4 notes
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Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black - A Small Town: The first chapter is about two main characters: a mayor named M. de Renal and a Pere Sorel. Renal had given Sorel land at one point, and Sorel is now rich. - A Mayor: the mayor is asked to build a retaining wall. We are also introduced to the first person on looking narrator. We then find out that M. de Renal is thinking that he is going to get a bad review in the liberal papers. His wife tries to console him to no avail. - The Welfare of the Poor: We learn that there are many ppl who are involved in the Poorhouse, and I believe that M. de Renal is one of them. They plan to take on one of the church men for a tutor for their children. A younger man who will be able to keep up with them. - Father and Son: M. de Renal asks Pere Sorel about his more learned son to be hired on at a specific wage. But when Sorel goes ot ask about it, he finds the son reading and neglecting his duties. He escorts the son to the house and starts asking him questions. - A Negotiation: Jullian, the boy to be the teacher of the de Renal children, is trying to figure out what his brothers and father are deciding about him. In other words, he is trying to figure out if they will let him go teach. However, in the torture of waiting and not wanting to be made to live with slaves, he runs off, only to be found by his father. While Julien was running away, his father was working out his wage, 400 francs a year, a proper room to sleep in, and that he was to eat with the family of the house, not the servants. Renal gives Sorel the money, 100 francs, for Julien’s cloths, and at the last minute, Renal realizes that Sorel is mostlikly just going to take the money and not give it to his son. When Sorel goes to find Julien, the book doesn't say that he gives the 100 francs to Julien. At that point, Julien goes to the church place, and declares to become a priest. As Julien is leaving the church, he thinks he sees blood and hurries on to the Renal house. Mme. de Renal is rather upset that her children are “being taken from her”. - Ennui: Julien goes to the house and is nervous to ring the bell at the door. Mme. de Renal finds him and they have a moment of wonderment at each other. Then, she takes Julien to her husband and he lays out everything. They take him and get him fitted for a black suit, return, take a break, he meets the children, and then in the process of proving himself to the man and wife of the house, ends up entertaining the whole town. By the end of it, he has earned the title of monsieur. - Elective Affinities: Julien hates his new company because they are rich. Mme. de Renal pities Julien because he isn’t, and wants to give him gifts, but M. de Renal thinks that it is an absurd idea because they are happy with his work. He says that you should only give gifts where there is something lacking and you feel like you need to bring about better spirits. Julien gets beaten up by his brothers because they are jealous of his new fortune. As it goes, Mme de Renal tries to give Julien a gift and he takes it in a bad way. She talks to her husband about it, and he gives Julien 100 francs, and Julien takes it with great happiness. Mme de Renal and Julien’s relationship continues to be that of a love/hate variety. Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black - Minor Events: Julien gets a marriage proposal from Mme de Renal’s lady in waiting. When Julien goes to talk to Cure Chelan about him refusing the girl, the Cure tells him that he is not ready to be a priest and that he pretty much needs to rethink what it is that he is doing with himself. The Cure tells him to become a knowledgeable country man, and not a priest. Julien does not take it too well. Mme de Renal tries to work with Julien to accept the maid, but she cannot convince him. Mme de Renal then wonders if she is in love with Julien. M. de Renal and Mme de Renal go on a vacation of sorts, and M. de Renal complains about the walnut trees bc corn is unable to grow due to there being too much shade. Mme de Renal decides to take Julian’s advise and build shade in order for the children to take mornings walks. Mme de Renal becomes more obsessed with her wardrobe, and starts to dress more revealing of the arms and neck. Mme Derville, a relative of Mme de Renal comes to visit often. Julien likes to show her around and so forth. Mme de Renal and Julien begin to enjoy each other’s company. - A Rural Evening: Julien is high on having held Mme de Renal’s hand the night before and decided to declare his love to her. Then M. de Renal inters the scene and gets onto Julien because he spent the whole morning away from the children. After that, Julien discovers that the servants are restrawing the mattresses. He gets Mme de Renal to climb into his room to recover a portrait that he asks her not to look at. She does this and then Julien burns the portrait. - A Great Heart and a Little Fortune: When M. de Renal was returning with the children’s mattresses, Julien comes up to him demanding to know why he reacted to him that way. M. de Renal decides to go a head and pay him 50 francs a month to keep him happy. Julien tells Renal that he is going to go see someone, and Renal tells him to take as much time as he like and to take a horse too. Julien wonders at this new found “power” over Renal, and is bent on figuring out what the trigger is. - An Evening: Julien meets the women in the garden. M. de Renal joins them. When it gets dark, Julien leans over and kisses Mme de Renal’s arm. After that, she gives him her hand and lets him kiss all over her hand. Her husband is right there with them! Mme de Renal believes herself in love with Julien and thinks that there is nothing wrong with their feelings. - A Journey: Julien, thinking that he is going to have some sort of romantic goodbye is met with Mme de Renal’s coldness. They are both misunderstanding each other in that she thinks that he has some other lover, and he thinks that she is acting meanly because she is rich. Julien goes off on his three day vacation. He spends one night in the wild, and then goes to see his friend Fouque to tell him his side of how things are going at the de Renal’s. Fouque offers him a job in the wood business which would pay him much better than working at the de Renal’s. He rejects the offer and goes to stay in this grotto, but he is now dissatisfied with life. - Open Work Stockings: Mme Derville has figured out that Mme de Renal is in love. Again, there are misunderstandings between Julien and Mme de Renal. Until when they are sitting outside, Julien lets go of Mme Renal, and she grabs him back. At the end of the chapter, he admits to her that he is in love with Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black her, so he must go away. Mme de Renal is delusional enough to think that they can keep their relationship up without any repercussions, even into the unforeseeable future of at least 10 years. - English Scissors: Julien kisses Mme de Renal where they could have been seen. This action makes her keep at least one kid with her at all times. During one of her calls, Julien kicks her foot, and her English scissors fall and break. After dinner, Julien goes to help the Cure move, and he thinks to write to Fueque to tell him that he is considering not going into church work. - The Cockcrow: Julien is so infatuated with Mme de Renal that he tells her that he is going to come to her room at 2 in the morning. When he comes, they have sex. She is in amazement, and he wonders if there is more to it, or if he played his part the right way. - The Following Day: They keep sleeping together and Mme Derville leaves because she can see what is happening and doesn't agree with it. This however, enables Julien and his lover to spend more alone time together. Something is fortold to happen. - The First Deputy: Julien thinks that he should start having her to his room. Also, there is some talk about needing a new person in office which then would move others into new positions, including the Mayor. The only hesitation that Julien has in bringing Mme de Renal to his room is that he Liberal texts and he has as of yet to bring her into that part of is life. - A King at Verrieres: In trying to gain more of Julien’s affection, Mme de Renal puts Julien into the parade that is to welcome the King. Julien goes through the parade, is take into and around where the Bishop is at, and even gets to help him with his dressing. Eventually they come up on the place where the bones are buried. The priest gives a sermon and leaves everyone crying. - Thoughts Bring Suffering: Julien realizes that he is more fed up with rich people. Next, Mme de Renal’s youngest son becomes very ill and Mme de Renal takes it as a sign of her adulators sin. She wants to tell, but Julien convinces her not to by saying “if you love me…”. But not before a show goes down of her thinking that she must tell her husband and die herself for her child to get better. After a while, Julien decided to leave her for a week to see if the child gets better. But after only 2 days, Mme de Renal calls him back. They decide to enjoy the last few days of each other’s company. When Mme de Renal’s lady in waiting goes on some business, she meets M. Valenod and tells him all about the affair. He in turn writes an anonymous letter to M. de Renal. - Anonymous Letters: due to the anonymous letter that M. de Renal received, Julien and Mme de Renal do not meet, but not by Mme de Renal’s choice. She writes a letter to Julien the next morning, going on about how she doubts his love for her. Then she makes a scheme about writing a false anonymous letter to make it seem like M. Valenod was revealing himself. She gets Julien to write the letter and hopefully the plan works. - Dialog with a Master: M. de Renal is too conflicted to be able to make out the first letter. He goes back and forth about who wrote it and weather he should ask his wife before he realizes that it is written about her and that he cannot ask her. Even if her were to want to remarry tomorrow, he would be unable due to his familiarity with his wife. He contemplates killing both his wife and Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black the tutor, but refrains because he doent like the sight of blood. He asks God to kill her and then meets her in the garden by “accident”. They talk and she convinces her husband that it is M. Valenod that is sending the letters and tells him of the letters that Valenod had been sending her. Her husband goes to get them in a violent rage. He finds the letters and Mme de Renal has to convince him to not go talk to Valenod. Mme de Renal keeps bring up the idea to send Julien away for a time and succeeds. Julien is to go on a one week trip to somewhere. - Modes of Behavior in 1830: Julien goes and stays with the old Cure, and while in town runs into Valenod who invites him to lunch after conversing with Julien. While at lunch, Julien witnesses the misconduct towards the poor people living at the poorhouse. Julien is then tested to recite and translate from Latin, the Bible. After reading and translating, the men there start talking about funding his trip to Paris to be able to continue his studies. He still hates the rich ppl bt puts up with it because that is what Mme de Renal told him to do. There is much talk of who will win the election, M. de Renal or the director of the Poor House. One morning, Julien is woken up by Mme de Renal and her children who want to show him their rabbit. The point of view changes to that of M. de Renal and M. Valenod. They are both worried about each other and what things the other is saying about them, and what each of them are going through on account of Julien. - The Frustrations of a Public Servant: A couple days later, he runs into the Renal family, but when Mme de Renal acts cold toward to him, he gets away, but continues to wonder what is going on with her and is she doing something for him. There is a house (of the Renal’s I believe) that gets auctioned off for 320 Francs. A man, Signor Geronimo, comes to pay them a visit, which is welcome due to them losing the house. He tells the children stories and such. After Signor Geronimo leaves, Mme de Renal’s “scandalous love” is somehow found out about, and which everyone is interested in. The old Cure gets wind of what is going on and makes arrangements for Julien to either join Fouque in the wood business, or continue in his priestly studies. He chooses seminary. - A Capital: He immediately meets a girl named Amanda Binet, and he thinks himself in love with her. She tells him to act like a cousin of hers from her mothers side. When another man, Amanda’s “brother in-law” looks at him weird, he goes to fight the man, but Amanda interrupts. After she directs him to leave, he finds a place for him to stay, and the hostess offers him a discount on his meals and tells him to stay out of cafe’s because he will only find bad ppl there. - The Seminary: M. Pirard is associated with the church. The way that he is portrayed in this novel is scary. The old Cure, Chelan, had written a letter to M. Pirard about Julien and asked that they admit Julien on scholarship. At first, M. Pirard seems mean, but after figuring out that Julien is as learned as he is, he softens up to him. He passes the tests for the scholarship and due to his being recommended so highly by Chelan, he gets a special room. - The World, or What the Rich Don't Have: As soon as he starts he is already arrogant, and shows off. HE decides that everyone there is an enemy. He Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black excels there, and aspires to become first in his class. M. Pirard is keeping letters form him and we get to have the insight to the last one in which Mme de Renal tells Julien to never write to her again. Then, Fouque comes for a visit. One day, while Julien is studying, M. Pirard calls him out of call because his spies had found the calling card that Amanda had written on. He is not happy about it and forbids Julien from keeping anything of the sort from now on. He also predicts that it will bring trouble on him in 10 years. - First Experience of Life: Pretty much, Julien still hates it here and any attempt at anything gets him into trouble wither with the authorities or with the other students. The narrator breaks in and apologizes for the lack of detail. - A Procession: Julien is charged to help decorate for the Corpus Christi. While in charge of watching over the church that he decorated, he finds Mme de Renal, and she faints. Mme Derville tells him to leave because it would be bad for Mme de Renal. He is unwell the rest of the day. - The First Promotion: He becomes a tutor for the New and Old Testaments. Also, M. Pirard is taking his leave of the place. He gained privileges, and ppl there hated him less, at least at first. Pirard send Julien to a dangerous place to deliver his letter of resignation. The man in charge finds that he enjoys Julien’s company and feeds him and talks with him. The next morning, word had spread about Julien’s late night adventure, and everyone respected him for having been able to talk to Monseigneur. The same day, Abbe Pirard leaves. - An Ambitious Man: A marquis please with Abbe Pirard to be his secretary. By Pirard refers Julien and the Marquis tells Pirard of his hesitations about hiring Julien. Pirard reassures him and Julien is sent for. He goes to see Chelan, but upon receiving him, Chelan feeds him and sends him away. However, Julien is bent on seeing Mme de Renal and buys a latter. He climbs in to her room in the middle of the night. She is not happy to see him. But she consents to talk and catch up but only if he will leave after they talk. But he convinces her to let him stay in her room under the bed until the next night. All morning, she tries to keep busy so as to not make suspicion. Then late at night, there is a suspicion of a burglar and Julien gets shot at on his way out of the garden. - End of Book ONE - The Pleasures of the Countryside: Julien admits to Falcoz that he is running away. The way that Julien is talking is that there has been close to 20 years passed between the first book and the first chapter of the second book. But it could also just be that he is speaking falsely. He arrives in Paris. He is there for the job that Abbe Pirard got him as a secretary. Pirard warns him and gives him advise on how to act. Pirard tells Julien that if he doesn't like working there that he should go away and study in seminary. - Entry into the World: Julien is introduced to the man he will work for. He goes to be fitted for new cloths. He is left in the library of the Marquis’s house and takes into reading Voltaire. However, Julien is not the best speller and the Marquis tells him to look up words that he is unsure of. - First Steps: Julien is determined to learn how to ride a horse, as well as continue in his duties as a sectary. - The Hotel de La Mole: Julien finds out that ppl are flattered to be able to come and dine with the wife of the man that he works for. He, on the other hand, Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black does not like it and often thinks that he will fall asleep. He also notices that Mathilde, the daughter of the man that he works for, often yawns while attending her mothers’ dinners. Mathilde asks Julien to stay with him the next dinner and join their group for dinner. There is a lot of gossip going on. - Sensitivity, and a Pious Lady: He was pretty in charge of the Marquis’s affairs when it came to the letter writing and other business that he was sent on. He was even given a horse. He is definded by the Marquis from his wife, and Julien continues to learn more about their rich society. - A Matter of Pronunciation: Julien almost gets into a fight because of how a guy looks at him. We also find out that Julien has gun. He goes and decides to duel with this person. Julien gets shot in the arm, and has to take a chill pill for a couple of weeks. The guy that he fought spread a rumor that he is the son of one of his employers friends. Beauvoisis is the name of the guy that shot Julien. He takes Julien to his first Opera. Wind of his supposed background gets back to the Marquis, Julien, at first, thinks that it will be bad news, but it ends up being a good thing for the both of them. - An Attack of Gout: The Marquis had it for a month. He also wants to get Julien a suit of blue. Julien notices that the Marquis treats him differently dep[ending on if her is wearing blue or black. The gout lasted for a while, and Julien was charged to entertain the Marquis and tell him of his self. The Marquis tries to give him money and Julien refuses it. A short time after that the Marquis is able to go outside. The Marquis sends him on a “business trip” to London. The Marquis gives Julien a cross that signifies which role Julien is to play when the cross is present. - What Decoration Confers Distinction?: Mathilde realizes that she cant be happy with any of the rich guys that she should be happy with because she is too preoccupied in thinking about Julien. - The Ball: Julien gets to talking to Altamira about politics, and Mathilde cant keep her mind off of Julien. The next day, she tries to get his attention, but he is so preoccupied that it does her more harm than benefit to get his attention. - Queen Marguerite: Julien finds himself and Mathilde talking more and more and he finds that she is quite learned and at least somewhat similar minded as himself. Julien starts to go crazy again in that he is determined to figure out if Mathilde loves him or not and he is determined to have her. - The Tyranny of a Girl: Mathilde realizes that she is in love with none other than Julien and makes a plan to get him in a social standing that they could be together. - Will He be a Danton?: Julien realizes that Mathilde is acting differently toward him and he wonders if she is actually in love with him. She goes about singing his praises when he is not around and it starts to get her into trouble. - A Plot: Mathilde confesses her love to Julien through a letter, after telling him not to go on a business trip. Julien is very happy, but by the end of the chapter, he thinks that Mathilde and her brother are setting him up. - Reflections of a Young Lady: Mathilde is convinced that Julien doesn't love her. Julien on the other hand, does, but likes to cause her to have reason that he doesn't incase she is just playing a trick on him. They continue to pass notes back and forth. With the announcement that Julien will be leaving the next Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black day, Mathilde writes a short letter saying that they are to meet on the garden at 1am. - Is it a Plot?: Julien is trying to figure out if Mathilde is being genuine or not. But through all of his back and forth reasoning, he still finds himself at her window maneuvering the ladder. - One in the Morning: Julien stakes out the place several hours because he is still suspicious of a set up. Despite Julien’s conviction that he was going to be jumped when he got into Mathilde’s room, he was not, but they both start at the sound of a window being opened. Julien tells Mathilde of his suspicions. Even though their meeting is awkward, they do end up talking and having sex. Mathilde wonders if she really loves Julien because the night didn't give her the feeling that she thought that it would. - An Old Sword: due to Mathilde avoiding Julien, he corners her and they hash it out. Julien decides to leave, but upon coming back to tell the Marquis that he is going to take a leave, he runs into Mathilde, and they fall for each other again, but they don't tell each other. - Cruel Moments: Mathilde starts to regret her relationship with Julien. Mathilde tortures Julien by telling him of all of her previous feelings for other men. It seems that Julien is getting paid back for the way that he treated Mme De Renal, by the way that Mathilde is treating him by going back and forth on her feelings. They come to despise one another, even though in some level they hate that they care. - The Opera Bouffe: Mathilde decides that she might as well be Julien’s wife and then becomes obsessed with drawing him. She tries to invite him to the opera, but she doesn't see him before they leave. Mathilda pelages herself to Julien when he comes to her room at night. She does this by calling him her master and cutting half of her hair and giving it to him. But then, by the next day, she is already back to not being in love with him. - The Japanese Vase: Julien and Mathilde meet up and hash out again. Mathilde admits that she has only loved Julien as much as her imagination will let her. Mathilde completely dismisses Julien and he tries to move on. Julien brakes Mathilde’s mother’s favorite vase and Mathilde is okay with it because she learns an important lesson. - The Secrete Note: the Marquis charges Julien to memorize a few pages of script and then go and meet some people and the king. When they are having dinner, the Marquis has Julien sit at the other end of the table. At this dinner Julien is reintroduced to a couple of people from his seminary days. Towards the end of the dinner, Julien realizes that the Marquis has forgotten him, and becomes rather upset. The chapter ends with him trying to figure out how to react to being forgotten. - The Discussion: Julien preforms so well that he is relieved before the end of his performance. Julien does all of that to qualify as a scribe for the political discussions that takes place. - The Clergy, Woodlands, Liberty: Julien finds himself doing undercover work because of his ability to memorize things. He is suckered into taking a message to another man and playing the role of an undercover agent and voice messenger all at the same time. Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black - Strasbourg: Julien is making the best of his free time and runs into Prince Korasoff, who in turn gives him advise about his love life. He takes the advise and then receives further instructions on what actions to take next in relation to his spy work. - The Department of Virtue: Julien continues to follow the prince’s advise and it makes Mathilde start thinking about Julien as her husband again. - Love in the Mind: Julien starts the letter writing phase of his mission of getting back with Mathilde through another women, the Marechale, who really starts to consider what she has learned of Julien. - The Finest Places in the Church: Julien finally gets a letter back form the Marechale, by an invitation to dinner. Many of the men who were present in the making of the secrete note are also there, and Julien’s attendance is noted on at least a couple occasions. - Manon Lescaut: As Mathilde’s engagement gets closer and closer, Julien is worried that his plan to get her back wont work so he formulates a new one, and then plans to commit suicide, upon completion. As far as his letters to the Marechale are going, he slips up and forgets to insert the correct information from the template that he is given. - Ennui: Mathilde can no longer take Julien’s avoiding her. When she notices that the letters that Julien is receiving from the Marechale are addressed to him by his own handwriting, she snatches one up and confesses her love for him all over again. - A Box at the Opera Bouffe: Mathilde asks Julien questions about the letters and Julien does not answer for the most part. After putting his arms around her, and them remembering that he is not supposed to be giving into his passion, he pulls away, gathers the letters and leaves. When he goes to the Opera with the Maechale, she informs him of the attendance of Mathilde and her mother, which is unusual because that particular night was not their usual night for attendance. - Make Her Afraid: Julien plans to keep Mathilde at arms-length because he can never be sure of her attachment to him. However, they do spend time together and he even holds her sometimes. She proposes to him that hey run away together and he rejects the notion because he cannot guarantee that she will love him even a week. Mathilde thinks it odd that Julien still writes to the Marechale. - The Tiger: Mathilde realizes that she is in love and a short time after that, she finds out that she is pregnant. She tells Julien and he thinks that she is lying to him. Mathilde writes a letter to her father explaining everything including calling Julien her husband. Then, the Marquis calls for Julien regardless of what he was in the middle of doing. - The Torments of Weakness: In his anger, the Marquis does not handle very well in seeing Julien. Julien then decides to commit suicide if it will make his “father-in-law” happy. When Mathilde learns of the suicide note, she demands her father to let them be married, even if they have to move somewhere else. She says that she herself will die (killing the child within her) if Julien is not permitted to live. Mathilde gets M. Pirard to help convince her father that a public wedding without suspicion will be the best for the reputation of them Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black all. At last, the Marquis starts to see the wisdom in all of this and considers this unplanned marriage to this unplanned man. - A Man of Intelligence: Mathilde’s father gives them money in an estate. Upon Mathilde’s request, and incessant letters, the Marquis decides to make Julien apart of the military. He tells his daughter that if Julien should fail to go then he will take everything that he has given them back and that they will have to figure it all out on their own. Julien, who does not know about the letter, is thrilled at this change of events. - A Storm: At first, Julien is doing well and is promoted. Then he gets a letter from Mathilde saying that everything has been ruined and that he must come back as soon as possible. When he gets back, he finds that Mme de Renal has written a letter to the Marquis saying that he himself is just out to seduce the richest girl in the area in order to make it rich of himself and to take over whatever house hold he can get himself into. The Marquis then takes back all of the thigs that hey ahs given to the young couple and tells Mathilde to get rid of Julien and that he should become nothing to them and that it he agrees to do this then he will pay Julien every year. In his anger, Julien finds Mme de Renal and shoots her. - Melancholy Details: Julien fears that he had killed Mme de Renal and fully accepts the death penalty. Upon hearing that he has not killed her he is very happy. He does some soul searching and finds that he fully understands himself. He writes to Mathilde and tells her to forget him and to remarry in a year from his death. At the end of the chapter, he is at peace with himself and starts waiting for the final decision. - A Keep: M. Chelan comes to see Julien in prison, and it breaks his heart. Fouque also comes to see him and sets his mind to getting Julien released. Julien has come to acknowledge that he is going to have the end that he is going to have and pretty much asks that everyone else also accept it. - A Man of Power: Mathilde, dressed as a peasant, comes to Julien and tries to get him acquitted as well. After Abbe de Frilair figures out that Mathilde doesn't want to hear about Julien’s relations with Mme de Renal, he takes over the conversation and tries to impress her as much as he can because he thinks that she is beautiful. - Intrigue: Julien is starting to think about how other will handle his death and wishes that while he not be forgotten, that ppl would stop trying to prevent his death. - Tranquilty: Mathilde is promised a fixed jury and Mme de Renal writes a letter explaining that she doesn’t want Julien to be killed for his actions, and tells the ones that she writes a letter to that if he should be sentenced to death, that she too will be dead upon given the information of his death. - The Trial: Mathilde is reassured that Julien will be released, but in the end, he is convicted of Murder with premeditation. Julien is okay with this and kind of even asked for it. - Chapter 42: In his last days, Julien thinks of Mme de Renal and realizes that he only ever loved her. Mathilde comes in the next day to bring him the news of his ability to appeal and he tells her that he is not going to appeal. She is upset with him and the lawyer comes in and explain everything to him. Julien still does not want to appeal, but says that he will think it over. Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black - Chapter 43: Mme de Renal comes to visit and asks Julien to appeal. Without another thought he says that he will if she will come and see him every day. She agrees and takes his appeal to the authorities. However, after three days, M. de Renal sends for his wife and she must leave. Also, there is a priest that is stationed at the prison gates will not leave until he sees Julien. Julien finally accepts to see him and in the end, he asks the priest go to preach a sermon for him. The Priest, happy to oblige, goes straight away. - Chapter 44:Juliens father comes and he tells his father that he will give them the money tat he has saved up. I am not sure if Julien is lying about the money just to see what he will do, or if he really has the money and will really give it to his family. After his fathers visit, he decides to be nicer to Mathilde. But, he understand that it is Mme de Renal that he really wants. - Chapter 45: Mathilde continues to be jealous of Mme de Renal’s visits, and Julien makes up a lie that it is for the publics opinion that she comes to visit him. Also, to make another attempt to religiously influence Julien, he is told that to make it look like he isn’t trying to commit suicide by Jury, he has to appeal and make every effort. In the end, he is hung. Mathilde comes back after having been sent off with Mme de Renal, and takes his head and joins the procession to his burial site. She in following her ancestors, buries Julien’s head all by herself. Mme de Renal, in her grief, dies three days later. 9.5.16 No Class: Labor Day 9.7.16 Re cap on Emma - Boxhill: we see that Emma has the capability of being like Mrs. Elton. - Comedy, it embraces the notion of “Happy Ending” regardless of what happens. - - You have to have good conduct to earn the prize: Marriage - - A marriage is an event that ppl can go to and feel good about. - - Ppl (at this time) get married to have kids to carry on the human race. - - this is why marriages are celebrations. (dictating the Comedy) - - Comedy : Life : : Tragedy : Death The Red and the Black: - This has nothing to do with traditional marriage. - Set in France - We are missing the following back ground info: - - French Revolution, Napoleon and his campaigns - This novel (compared to the previous reads for this class) is overtly Christian. - - Catholicism: Countries Spain, Italy, France: three main branches: - - Lutheran, Calvinistic, English - - men and women had different places of learning. - In this novel, monarchy/ aristocrats are the issue. Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black - - Julien hates these types of ppl, but assumes the role of one in order to climb in rank. - - *The French Dream* - - M. de Renal only cares about the affair if it affects his name/ business. - - The class agrees that he is the less-est of evils in this novel so far. - Stendhal may be showing us the “natural” progression of a “humble/low” man to a corrupt aristocrat. - - The monks purposefully try to fail him - - He shows the corruption in society but also in the church. - Puzzling parts: - - Napoleon: what to do with him? How does Julien see him?: - - Julien sees himself as Napoleon who rises, Not as the Napoleon that falls. - - Napoleon represents and idea. - - Has Stendhal structured Julien to fail based on Napoleon, is Julien small minded in that he falls for an idea, however big or small it might be, while forgetting the bigger details? 9.9.16 Keep in mind: - What has run through all of the novels we have read in this class so far?: - - Love - - there is an association btwn love and purity - How is love developing though out the novels we read? - - The Red and the Black gets rid of the traditional association. - - here it is also associated with obsession and corruption. - - by putting ourselves in a 3 pat position, we assess the attraction to the 2 ndparty form the perspective of the 1 party. st The Red and the Black - The idelaists (liberals) are attracted to this way of thinking. - Red: military Army Napoleon - Black: Priest Church Remains the Real power. - Liberals are mucking everything up, but both sides are corrupt. - Voltaire is influenced by Stendhal. - What has Julien beome by the end of the novel? How is history constantly influencing this novel?: - gets us to more photogenic novels. - Verisimilitude: similar truth - All fiction is a lie, bc it is all made up. - History is represented as the problem in this novel. - If you live in the past, you pay for it. Romanticism - Celebrating the individual: this is not seen before, but we get a slight notion of it at the end of The Red and the Black. But, it is still celebrated through Reading in Narrative Week 4: The Red and The Black today, and has even been the cause of some of the issues that has started in the most recent past.
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