Ourika: An English Translation Setting & Symbolism

Claire de Duras
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Convent in Faubourg Saint Jacques

The convent in Faubourg Saint Jacques is where Ourika retires as a nun after her sadness nearly causes her death. This is the setting of the Introduction to Ourika and where the doctor visits and tends the sick nun. Ourika dies at the convent in late October.

Senegal

Senegal is the African nation where Ourika was born and from where she was saved from a slaver by Chevalier de B when she was two years old.

France

France is the main setting of this novel and is where Ourika lives.

Mme. de B's Drawing Room

Mme. de B's drawing room is where Ourika spent her early years, listening to Mme. de B and her friends and becoming educated. This is also where she learned of her social misfortune while drawing between the window and lacquer screen, which allowed her to overhear the conversation...

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