Essay Archive - Balzac's Pessimistic View of Nineteenth Century
Balzac's Pessimistic View of Nineteenth Century Society
Le Colonel Chabert exhibits the relationship between strong and weak
characters. The degree of strength within a character reflects how well
the character survives in society. In society, weak characters often have
no identity, profession or rank. Stronger characters have power to succeed
from inner confidence, motivation and ambition. Any drastic changes
brought to the body or soul by the environment corrupts that person's
strength thereby affecting their ability to function properly in society.
This comparison of characters g....