The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

One of the most memorable and emotional destinations of the French visit is the Pere la Chaise, which is a renowned burial ground for romantically famous people — those who were not quite royalty, but have contributed history and legend to the nation. Among the countless graves was one that triggered a response in all—the final resting place of Abelard and Heloise.

The romantic tragedy of Abelard and Heloise is about a very intelligent, educated young girl (Heloise) living with her uncle. A rhetoric scholar by the name of Pierre Abelard falls in love with Heloise and to get closer to her, offers her free tutoring. Her uncle agrees, thinking this would be a great opportunity for the girl. But the tutoring was just a scheme so that Abelard could have an affair with Heloise. As indicated in a letter written...

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