Sentimental Education Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Frederick sure is observant. And by observant, we mean bordering on stalkerish. This guy really takes note of people's clothing—especially everything that Madame Arnoux wears. Remember when Frede...
Fog and Mist
Throughout the book, Frederick is no stranger to fog. He strolls through the thick fog and mist of Paris and Fontainebleau, often while feeling pretty gloomy himself. In the opening chapter, as the...
Think about every place a flower might show up. Go on, do it. Done? Good. All of those things you just listed make their mark in Sentimental Education. There are flower markets, flower baskets, fak...
Allegory or Anti-Allegory
By now, you've probably caught on that there are two stories in Sentimental Education: one about Frederick and one about France. (Want the historical low-down? Check out our discussion in "Setting....
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