Marcel Proust writes his novel Within A Budding Grove through the lense of the narrator. The narrators perceptions make Albertine seem like an obnoxious, jealous, unpredictable, ‘plump’, annoying girl, comparing her to a “fugitive, and no expression of her value can be complete unless preceded by some such symbol as that which physics denotes speed” (WABG, 39). To readers Albertine is a mystery, we never really get an idea Marcel’s true feelings for her, he exposes his inner thoughts and distress to readers but it is unclear whether Marcel’s true feelings are motivated by obsession of her lesbian tastes, jealou...
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