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So the other day I came across Pere Goriot and thought, hey, now that I’m over 20, I should maybe grow up and read ‘serious’ things again.

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There is a father who loves his two daughters. Or was he a hope that even a complete cynic once had hope and could have taken a different turn?

What am I going to do the rest of the day if I skip all my classes again? In his thirst for advancement, Rastignac has been compared to Faustwith Vautrin as Mephistopheles.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goriot, supportive of Rastignac’s interest in his daughter and furious with her husband’s tyrannical control over her, finds himself unable to help. I would say yeah. Do something drastic, cut out the plastic! Maybe I should skip the morning routine and try again in the afternoon, after school.


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Just a balzad while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. By one estimate, almost three-quarters of Parisians did not make the — francs a year required for a minimal standard of living. This depiction of marriage as a tool of power reflects the harsh reality of the unstable social structures of the time.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. You must either plough through this mass of men like a cannonball or creep among them. His relationship with his family was often strained by financial and personal drama, and he lost more than one friend over critical reviews.

The New York Times27 August Savage, cynical, brilliant, his speeches are electrifying: Before dying, Goriot rages about their disrespect toward him. Jan 09, J. How we foriot to caress actions and feelings into a singular word that an outsider would be unable to correlate.

Would that be a breach of what his actual charge is? Strike ruthlessly; you will be feared.

Père Goriot: Papa Don’t Preach

The old man is ridiculed frequently by the other boarders, who soon learn that he has bankrupted himself to support his two well-married daughters. Views Read Edit View history. At a crucial moment of filial sentiment in Balzac’s novel, Vautrin breaks in singing “O Richard, O mon roi”—the royalist anthem that precipitated the October Days of and the eventual downfall of Louis XVI—a connection that would have been powerful to Balzac’s readers in the s.


Due to its old-fashioned style, the book was published first in and in serial format, you must read or listen very carefully.

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Balzac was critical of his times. Or was it that all pretensions to live a up-and-comer middle-class life is buying into the capitalist illusion? Thus, Rastignac’s drive to achieve social status is evidence not only of his personal ambition but also of his desire to participate in the body politic. I’m glad I have read Balzac. There is zero spark. When he finished school, Balzac was apprenticed as a legal clerk, but he turned his back on law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine.

Vautrin arranges for a friend to kill Victorine’s brother, in the meantime, and is captured by the police. Overall, I found Pere Goriot an exhausting but rewarding experience. balzwc

The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. University of Chicago Press After the short ceremony, Rastignac turns to face Paris as the lights of evening begin to appear.

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