Homework Help

Are there two protagonists in The Elegance of the Hedgehog?

taylorruth's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 0 like

Are there two protagonists in The Elegance of the Hedgehog?

1 Answer | Add Yours

jgeertz's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike -1 like

Yes, there are two protagonists in The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog was written by Muriel Barbery, a French writer and philosophy professor. The book centers around the lives of its two protagonists, Renee Michel and Paloma Josse.

Renee shares her story through a series of essays. She is a fifty-four year old widow who works as a concierge in an upscale Parisian apartment building.

Paloma, a precocious twelve year old girl, adds her story through a series of diary entries. She resides with her family in the same upscale Parisian apartment.

Changes in headings and font indicate a change in protagonists narrating as the novel unfolds. 

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes