"Laurence is not happy, because she does not choose to be happy." The character of Laurence in Simone de Beauvoir's "Les Belles Images"


Term Paper, 2011

5 Pages, Grade: 68


Abstract or Introduction

“[Human beings] are responsible for creating their lives according to their own values...” Here summarised by Ursula Tidd, this idea suggests that we as humans are responsible for our own happiness by ‘creating [our] lives’ – in other words, through our choices. If we accept this to be true, as one is likely to when examining Simone de Beauvoir’s novel "Les Belles Images" (Barcelone : Gallimard, 1966), then it would seem that Laurence’s unhappiness is indeed due to her passivity. However, is it correct to imply that if one wants to be happy, one can be, simply by choosing it?

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Title
"Laurence is not happy, because she does not choose to be happy." The character of Laurence in Simone de Beauvoir's "Les Belles Images"
College
University of Birmingham
Course
BA Modern Languages
Grade
68
Author
Year
2011
Pages
5
Catalog Number
V295719
ISBN (eBook)
9783656937302
ISBN (Book)
9783656937319
File size
500 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Simone de Beauvoir, Les Belles Images
Quote paper
Laura Smith (Author), 2011, "Laurence is not happy, because she does not choose to be happy." The character of Laurence in Simone de Beauvoir's "Les Belles Images", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/295719

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