Questions tagged [le-pere-goriot]

Questions related to Honoré de Balzac's novel Le Père Goriot / Father Goriot (1819). Use this tag with the [honore-de-balzac] and [french-literature] tags.

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Was character of Eugene De Rastignac in Balzac’s Father Goriot inspired by Maximillian Robespierre?

Maximillian Robespierre was one of the revolutionary of French Revolution of 1789, he was a lawyer (by profession) from Arras. Eugene De Rastignac was also moved to Madame Vaquer’s house in order to ...
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Was “The Dear Departed” influenced by Balzac’s “Father Goriot”?

Honore de Balzac’s masterpiece “Father Goriot” tells the story of a father who loves his two beautiful daughters as forms of God. The daughters, Delphine and Anastasie, didn’t ever truly cared for ...
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Why does everyone turn against Mlle Michonneau in Balzac's Père Goriot?

Why does everyone turn against Mlle Michonneau very suddenly after the arrest of Vautrin? (Even Rastignac, who knows that Vautrin's pal murdered Victorine's brother.)