Remembrance of Things Past - Place-Names: The Name Summary & Analysis

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Place-Names: The Name Summary

The narrator relates his desire to travel and laments that all travel plans are cancelled by his illness. His doctor forbids him to travel or do anything that may cause excitement. Francoise takes the narrator to Champs-Elysees every day. One day, the narrator sees Gilberte Swann and looks for her every day thereafter. They begin to play on occasion and become friends. The narrator is devastated on a snowy day when Gilberte does not seem likely to come, but he is elated when she arrives late. He is sad when she does not come because he loves Gilberte. She is mean to him, however, and tells him that she prefers other little boys to him. The narrator idealizes Gilberte, and sometimes she is quite nice to him. She buys him an expensive marble the color of her eyes, which...

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