This character is a creature of society. He masters the art of seducing women, which he practices without any real feeling or emotion. He is caught up in passion and believes that it is love. Soon, though, he tires of this completely superficial life. While disillusioned with the artificiality inherent in high society, he cannot see anything meaningful and natural beneath the external artifices. He falls into depression because he is disconnected from reality. He cannot connect with the natural world or the realities of the human condition. His inability to see real meaning below the superficial is represented by his distaste for the country and country life. He cannot appreciate things that are not created by society, and yet he disdains everything that is without substance. This leaves him with nothing. This character's rejection of the natural and substantive leads him to reject the idea...
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