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Chapter One I This face revealed a dangerous cunning a calculated integrity the egoism of a man accustomed to limit his emotions to the joys of avarice and the only being who really meant anything to him his daughter Eugenie his sole heiress II For a farm girl who in her youth had reaped nothing but ill treatment for a beggar in rags given shelter out of charity Old Grandets equivocal laugh was a genuine ray of sunshine Moreover Nanons simple heart her limited intelligence had room for one emotion and one idea at a time Chapter Two I Now if you would understand the mutual surprise of the Saumurois and the young Parisian and visualize perfectly the radiant gleam cast by the travelers elegance into the midst of the gray shadows of the hall and of the figures composing this family picture try and imagine what the Cruchots looked like II She gave him one of those flirtatious glances typical of the provinces where the women express in their eyes so much coyness and circumspection that they impart to them that delicate concupiscence peculiar to those of ecclesiastical foe whom any pleasure is either a theft or a transgression Chapter Three I He gave Eugenie a bright caressing glance full of kindness a glance which was almost a smile He became aware as his eyes lingered on Eugenie of the exquisite harmony of the features on her pure countenance of her innocent manner of the limpid magic in her eyes I The arrangement of words in the beginning is narrowed on describing Monsieur Grandet The tone of Balzac is amused There are frequent pauses in the sentence Figurative language is also used to increase the impact of the description Monsieur Grandet is characterized as clever and down to earth II The tone is sympathetic There is a good selection of diction such as sunshine which stress what
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