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Candide Calls for Cultivating Our Gardens

Candide Calls for Cultivating Our Gardens Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996 Candide takes us through a very violent and pessimistic world only to show us that there is indeed hope.  While Pangloss introduces us to thinking that all is for … Continue reading

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Madame de Cleves and Morality

Madame de Cleves and Morality Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996   During the period when The Princess de Cleves was set and especially the time it was written, the French were particularly hypocritical.  The society in which Madame de Cleves … Continue reading

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Greed Is Nurtured In The Grandet Family

Greed Is Nurtured In The Grandet Family Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996   The world of the Grandet family is one full of greed.  Why is this?  Because is a trait that is nurtured by one’s environment and not innate … Continue reading

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Aimless Ambition in The Red and The Black

Aimless Ambition in The Red and The Black Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996 Julien wants to get away from the lower class that he despises.  He is driven by ambition to rise above his place in life.  What Julien doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sartre Says Religion Isn’t Responsibilty

Sartre Says Religion Isn’t Responsibility Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996   Sartre fills his plays with many moral lessons for us.  He has much to say on life, love, responsibility and the existential dilemma we all face.  One very important … Continue reading

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