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Effi Briest - Chapters 34-36 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 34-36 Summary

Dr. Rummschüttel is concerned by Effi's nervous complaints. He writes Frau von Briest about her need to be with her parents, lest loneliness on top of a tendency to tuberculosis claim her life. Papa is tired of playing the Grand Inquisitor with his daughter; parental love means more than broken laws, commandments and society's views. Society looks the other way when it suits. He wants to wire her to come home. After six months at home, Effi recovers as much as possible. Innstetten and Annie are never mentioned. Effi busies herself in household tasks and aesthetic improvements, reads, paints and forgets what life she has thrown away. Effi most enjoys visiting Jahnke to talk about Scandinavia. Effi enjoys even more talking with Pastor Niemeyer, with whom she walks in the park, since unpleasant Frau Niemeyer takes a high moral tone. When she asks what...

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