Therese Raquin - Study Guide Chapters XIII - XVI Summary & Analysis

Émile Gaboriau
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Laurent awakes in Chapter Thirteen without much memory of the previous day's murder. However, the bite Camille has given him pains him. He becomes a hero in the eyes of his coworkers. Laurent begins visiting the Morgue each day to look for Camille's corpse. One day Laurent notices a young woman looking at the corpse of a big man who died in a fall. Laurent becomes so disturbed by these visits, he resolves to go only twice more. But the next day, he is shocked to see Camille, whose body is quite degenerated. He tells himself, "This is what I have done. He is hideous" (Chap. 13). Laurent goes to tell Michaud, and Camille's death is finalized.

In Chapter Fourteen, the shop remains closed for three days while Thérèse and Madame Raquin mourn. Suzanne stays to help, and cannot get...

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