And even if he were magnanimous "big hearted," like a mix of "brave" and "kind"he would suffer from the understanding that magnanimity is useless, which would render him unable to act on his feelings of good-will. Lorry's response: "Recalled to life.
Tom sternly warns her never to mention his wife. Petersburg, which is "the most theoretical and intentional town" in the world. Zola uses many instances of irony here as he has Nana return from her engagement with a paying customer then to receive a supplication from Count Muffat for a donation to the poor in the district.
Nana accepts with relief. Nick and Tom leave the garage and get back on a train. Nana, now tired from her afternoon's experiences, seeks a place to be alone and discovers young Georges Hugon in one of the rooms.
In fact, the Underground Man adds, any kind of consciousness not just hyper- is a disease. The valley of ashes symbolizes the moral decay hidden by the beautiful facades of the Eggs, and suggests that beneath the ornamentation of West Egg and the mannered charm of East Egg lies the same ugliness as in the valley.
McKee is shrill. Each time he is around her, Zola uses the same image and description to depict his inner state: "He needed air; he was overcome from a dizziness from having been in that small dressing room with its overpowering essence of woman and flowers.
Today, she needs only three hundred francs in order to pay the wet nurse who is taking care of her young son.