Questions tagged [la-faute-de-l-abbe-mouret]

Questions about the novel 'La Faute de l'abbé Mouret' (1875) by Émile Zola. Use this tag with the tags [emile-zola] and [french-literature].

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Why did Jeanbernat cut off Frère Archangias' ear?

In La faute de l'abbé Mouret by Émile Zola, Jeanbernat threatens to cut off Frère Archangias' ear (book 3, chapter 5) and then does so (final chapter). Jeanbernat has clear reasons for hating ...