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Why is Gabrielle so devastated when she discovers that it was Émile who bought all of the paintings of her? What does her response reveal of her insecurities about her romantic life and her artistic legacy?

Created: 10/19/17

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davinamw

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Why is Gabrielle so devastated when she discovers that it was Émile who bought all of the paintings of her? What does her response reveal of her insecurities about her romantic life and her artistic legacy?

Why is Gabrielle so devastated when she discovers that it was Émile who bought all of the paintings of her? When she laments, "I thought, I thought that at last all this meant something," what does it reveal of her insecurities about her romantic life and her artistic legacy?


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victoriah

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RE: Why is Gabrielle so devastated when she discovers that it was Émile who bought all of the paintings of her? What does her response reveal of her insecurities about her romantic life and her artistic legacy?

Gabrielle had to hold to her fantasy that she was an important person and model for famous artists to make up for her degraded character and really despicable actions. Without her (false) beliefs about herself, she would have to face her insecurities head-on.


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linz

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RE: Why is Gabrielle so devastated when she discovers that it was Émile who bought all of the paintings of her? What does her response reveal of her insecurities about her romantic life and her artistic legacy?

Gabrielle had a false impression of her status and importance. Many it was the drugs. But improving her status was Number one to her.And she thought she was getting somewhere, and then she finds out about the paintings. It as if she though Emile was holding her back buy keeping them for himself? Who else would then see her as this beautiful woman that artists loved to paint? Then when Emile tells her he's found someone else,that was the last straw.


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