• Eugene Onegin travels to see his uncle, who is ailing. He thinks to himself that getting sick is the only thing his uncle has done to deserve respect.
• The prospect of looking after his ailing uncle bores Eugene, and Eugene, who is his uncles heir, wishes his uncle already dead.
• Eugene follows all the fashion trends, speaks French, dances well, and people consider him educated because he is witty, eloquent, and has learned enough Latin to inject quotations into his conversation.
• Eugene has avoided studying the classics or science, but knows economics. His best learned art, however, is love.
• Eugene is able to manipulate women through giving or withholding attention, acting jealous, sending passionate letters, or either flattering or ignoring the object of his desire.
• Married men still remain friends with Eugene, despite his ability to seduce women of all sorts, even wives.
• Eugene is a man...
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