Sentimental Education - Part Three, Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

Gustave Flaubert and Mary Ruefle
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Part Three, Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

The cries of revolution pervade the events of chapter one. The king has been overthrown and many want to establish a democracy. They are also inclined towards socialism. However, the revolutionaries differ on what they want. Frederic and Rosanette wake up hearing gunfire. Frederic rushes out into the street and is indifferent to the fighting. He goes to the palace and helps storm it. He also links up with Hussonet; they find Dussardier. All are happy that the republican forces have won.

The next day, Frederic tries to find Charles, but he has been appointed to a regional commissionership. He returns Rosanette; she pretends to like the new republic, and the two of them stroll through the city. In a few days, Frederic runs into Pellerin and Regimbart, who disagree about how the new institutions should be...

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