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Aspects Trapping Two Characters to their Society-Les Belles Soeurs
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Aspects Trapping Two Characters to their Society
All characters in Les Belles Soeurs are trapped in their society against their will. Regardless each character's attempt to escape their impoverished society, various aspects pulls each one of them back. The aspects keeping the characters in their society are diverse with different reasoning. A comparison of Lise Paquette and Lisette de Courval- two characters on opposite ends of the wealth spectrum will be made regarding the aspects that keep them in their society, and an understanding of why they are trapped in their society will be established.
Lise Paquette's lack of values, sense of reality and work ethic leave her trapped in the society of a French Canadian slum. Lise evidently seems to lack ethical principles, as she will go to any lengths to acquire fame and fortune, ultimately leaving her trapped in her impoverished society. This is clearly displayed in her dialogue on p.93 as she states "Pierrette, she's lucky. Working in the same club for ten years, making a bundle...." Although Lise knows the sad and cheap lifestyle Pierrette lives to earn her money, this does not influence her view of Pierrette, as she only
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