Sentimental Education Summary & Study Guide

Mary Ruefle
This Study Guide consists of approximately 27 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sentimental Education.
This section contains 871 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sentimental Education Study Guide

Ruefle’s “Sentimental Education” creates a classroom scene in which the students are reciting prayers, revised in terms of their own awareness of one another and the relationships that exist between certain students. In the first stanza, the speaker notes that Ann, a girl in class, loves a boy named Barry. In the second stanza, the class is asked to pray for someone named Lucius Fenn, who “suffers” while shaking hands, suggesting that he is painfully shy. It is not clear whether Lucius is a student in the class.

The third and forth stanza continue this pattern. In the third, the speaker claims that a girl named Bonny Polton loves a pug, which is a type of dog. In the fourth, the children are asked to pray for Olina Korsk, who is missing several fingers.

In the fifth stanza, the...

(read more)

This section contains 871 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sentimental Education Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Sentimental Education from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook