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Den umoralske André Gide

Den umoralske

André Gide

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This is the story of one mans rebellion against social and sexual conformity.The narrator is Michel, a rich, young agnostic scholar who has just married and gone to stay with his wife in Algeria. Finding that he has tuberculosis, he graduallyMoreThis is the story of one mans rebellion against social and sexual conformity.The narrator is Michel, a rich, young agnostic scholar who has just married and gone to stay with his wife in Algeria. Finding that he has tuberculosis, he gradually changes his life, abandoning the aspects of his life which restrict him, and following his own wants and needs.This development is the authors theme, but it does not obscure the other characters in the novel - Michels wife Marceline, various members of Parisian society, the youths on his estate in the country, and Arab boys.The problems which are posed in The Immoralist are those which exercised Gide his own life - how deep is the protective veneer of civilisation, and to what extent should a man follow his own desires when they conflict with those of society?