Study Guide

The Red and the Black Part 2, Chapter 5

By Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)

Part 2, Chapter 5

Sensitivity and a Devout Aristocratic Lady

  • Julien gets more and more bored with life at the de La Moles' house. He can't stand the way that no one ever says what they're actually thinking, or if they do, it's something super petty.
  • Julien soon realizes that Madame de La Mole wants her daughter to marry a local baron named Baron de La Joumate.