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The Paris Hours


One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time.
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"We're always gazing toward the horizon, searching for the next adventure. And those who are trapped still dream helplessly, obsessively." Do you agree? How do the characters in this novel confirm or contradict this assessment.

Created: 05/19/20

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davinamw

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"We're always gazing toward the horizon, searching for the next adventure. And those who are trapped still dream helplessly, obsessively." Do you agree? How do the characters in this novel confirm or contradict this assessment.

Jean-Paul tells Josephine that "everyone is running toward somewhere": "We're always gazing toward the horizon, searching for the next adventure. And those who are trapped still dream helplessly, obsessively." Do you agree? How do the characters in this novel confirm or contradict his assessment of the human condition?


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Muse48

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Adventure

It seems all of the main characters are trapped in their own private worlds. Jean Paul limps around in Paris, hoping to find his daughter. Gillaume drinks and gambles to forget Suzanne. Camille is trapped in her small world, afraid someone will find out about Marie. Souren repeats his routine every day to relive part of his pain and to avoid the entire trauma of his brother's brutal murder. Marcel Proust lives in his bedroom. Emile Brataille dreams of Therese. There doesn't seem to be a horizon for these folks.


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