Ourika: An English Translation - Ourika pages 24-31 Summary & Analysis

Claire de Duras
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Ourika's only happiness after losing her childhood illusions came in the months following that grim period. While Mme. de B was indulgent, open-minded and witty with an abundance of common sense, Charles shared her character and intelligence with fine enthusiasms for justice and truth, and Ourika was flattered that he trusted and relied on her greatly. During their evening conversations around the table that ranged over everything, Mme. de B knew well how to demonstrate the absurdity of the old priest's positions on various subjects. Because she was fond of walking, the party walked through the forest of Saint-Germain daily with Mme. de B on the priest's arm and Charles and Ourika following far behind, and this is when Charles told Ourika his plans, hiding nothing, for "to him, [her] companionship was like existence itself. He enjoyed it without noticing it" (p. 26). It...

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