Chapter 2 summary notes

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.

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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.

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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.

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This next part might seem a little tricky, so bear with us: the Underground Man has been talking about his hyper-consciousness, meaning he's aware of and has to analyze every little impulse, feeling, desire, emotion, and thought that he has. But then, gradually, somehow, the horrible agony turned into sweet, sweet enjoyment. Besides, even if he could change himself and fix things, he wouldn't want to. These unblinking eyes, the eyes of Doctor T. Her Aunt Lerat is supposed to go that day and get little Louis, but Nana needs three hundred francs to pay the nurse. As she leaves for the theater, she looks forward to sleeping an entire night alone. The arrangements must allow time for Daguenet to sleep with Nana. He adds that he is not writing this to be witty; after all, his hyper-consciousness is a disease, and who can take pride in his disease? The men who live here work at shoveling up the ashes. Lorry is first and foremost a man of business, and his business — Tellson's Bank — carries him between England and France.

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.

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Notes from the Underground Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary