Study Guide

The Red and the Black Part 2, Chapter 11

By Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)

Part 2, Chapter 11

A Young Girl's Imperial Dominion

  • The narrator tells us that if Julien were more observant, he'd realize just how crushing Mathilde can be to anyone who annoys her. She receives a lot of love letters from young men and is basically a heartbreaker.
  • One day, Mathilde realizes that she's totally in love with Julien. She's never known the feeling before, and it feels great.