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Therese Raquin Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters XXIII - XXV Summary

Émile Gaboriau
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Chapters XXIII - XXV Summary

Laurent decides on a new approach to drive Camille's specter from their bedroom in Chapter Twenty-three. He presses Thérèse close to him, as they consummate their marriage with violence and brutality. Thérèse bites Laurent's wound; Laurent throws her away because her touch is too painful there. Their violent embraces only produce more horrible hallucinations for them. They embark on a battle between kisses and the obligation to separate from the pain it causes them. Finally, Laurent and Thérèse sit back and cry, hearing Camille's triumph over them. They resolve that they cannot venture even small kisses in the future.

In the months after Camille's death, Michaud and Grivet worry that the Thursday gatherings would end. However, after Laurent and Thérèse marry, they resume their happiness and laughter at the regular gatherings, forgetting Camille...

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