Remembrance of Things Past - Mme. Swann at Home Summary & Analysis

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Mme. Swann at Home Summary

Everyone generally disapproves of Swann's marriage and his social status reflects this. His vanity has changed as well; in the past, he did not brag of his high society friends, whereas he now brags of any friends that he possesses. Dr. Cottard meanwhile has risen in society due to his immense medicinal gift. The narrator's family uses and associates with Dr. Cottard. They also associate with M. de Norpois, an ambassador of high rank. M. de Norpois does not have many friends, but the narrator's father is one of them. Although Mother thinks M. de Norpois is out of date, she persuades herself to like him for her husband's sake. M. de Norpois convinces Father to allow the narrator to hear Berma sing, against the doctor's advice. The narrator longs to see Berma act in something that...

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