"She was dead! What a surprise! When all was over at the cemetery Charles went home..."
See in text (Part I - Chapter Two)
Another prime example of realism; in Romanticism the death would have been "disguised" as something allegorical, there would have been a different type of sadness, and some emotion would have ensued. In this novel that does not occur. Life events happen and life goes on.
See in text (Part II - Chapter One)
*Professions of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar *is a type of manifesto written by the philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau through which the author expresses his own views of religion via the fictitious character of a Catholic vicar.