The Red and the Black SummaryHe ultimately allows his passions to betray him. The title is taken to refer to the tension between the clerical black and secular red  interests of the protagonist, but this interpretation is but one of many. He comes from a poor family  and fails to understand much about the ways of the world he sets out to conquer. He harbours many romantic illusions, but becomes mostly a pawn in the political machinations of the ruthless and influential people about him. The adventures of the hero satirize early 19th-century French society, accusing the aristocracy and Catholic clergy of being hypocritical and materialistic , foretelling the radical changes that will soon depose them from their leading roles in French society.
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The Red and the Green
As the Easter Rebellion looms, tension mounts in the rain-soaked streets of Dublin. Tension is also ratcheting up at home. Pat Dumay is a Catholic and an Irish patriot. His relentlessly pious mother pursues her own private war with his stepfather, a man sunk in religious speculation and drink. Meanwhile Pat's Protestant soldier cousin, Andrew Chase-White, puzzles out his complex emotions about Ireland and the girl he loves. Weaving between them moves Millie Kinnard: fast, feminist, and only just respectable.
The Red Queen provides a deep overview of sexual evolution. As Matt Ridley zigzags with ease between psychology, history and mounds of research, he sheds much light on why we are the way we are. Indeed I find The Red Queen a to be a fantastic read, possibly a must read, to increase our understanding of human nature. Everything evolved to make reproduction more efficient. People who developed traits and behavior that made them more likely to reproduce passed on their genes. Therefore, anything that increases the chances of reproduction was passed on at the expense of everything else.
Julien leaves his provincial home to become a tutor, strives to raise himself professionally and socially, becomes embroiled in a series of romantic escapades, and finally faces a capital trial. The epigraph is attributed to Georges Jacques Danton, the proponent of the French Revolution who was later guillotined, but Danton may never have said it. Many of the epigraphs that open each chapter are either very loose renditions of quotations or outright fabrications. Thus the narrator, after one of the first interviews between Julien and Mme. The narrator consistently responds to Julien, but responds inconsistently. Reading itself is implicated in this process, as the characters compare events to books they have read, expecting life to imitate art.
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