Discussion Questions: Chéri

March 11, 2011 at 12:00 am Leave a comment


Welcome back to the LT Spring 2011 Classics Challenge! For the next two weeks, we’re leaving civilized England for the rockier and saucier shores of France with Colette’s Chéri. Discussion will formally start next Friday (March 18), but for now here are some starter questions! (Warning: ending spoilers)

Obviously, the book deals heavily with issues of youth, beauty, love, and their relative importance in relation to each other. What does it say about the lifestyle of Léa (who personifies love) that Chéri (beauty) ultimately scorns her to be a good husband to Edmée (youth)?

And what does it say about Chéri that he only wants Léa when she feigns indifference towards him? When true love is revealed on both sides, he loses interest and returns to his wife who he does not love at all. In a story full of immorality, why does Chéri suddenly turn to domesticity?

And, as always, what were your favorite and least favorite parts?

See you for discussion next week!

–Corey

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