In this story Babylon is representing Paris, Babylon was known as a sinful city. Drinking, sex, drugs, bad behaviors etc… like los Vegas. The character “Charlie” is revisiting Paris; by doing that he is pretty much revisiting his past. The story begging in a Ritz bar, the Ritz bar use to be very busy and full of American before the stock market crash in 1929 but now the bar is very empty because all of the Americans that use to go there left to go home because of money problems. I thought integrity is one of the mercy court values that go with the story because Charlie was very honest about his past life he admit that he was an alcoholic and he gave up his drunk life to have his daughter to live with him.
Charlie is 35 years old and he is good looking, he use to be an alcoholic, but he has been sober for over a year and a half everything in Paris look different to him because he doesn’t drink anymore nor have as much money that he use to have. “He was thirty-five, and good to look at. The Irish mobility of his face was sobered by a deep wrinkle between his eyes. As he rang his brother-in-law's bell in the Rue Palatine, the wrinkle deepened till it pulled down his brows; he felt a cramping sensation in his belly. From behind the maid who opened the door darted a lovely little girl of nine who shrieked "Daddy!" and flew up, struggling like a fish, into his arms. She pulled his head around by one ear and set her cheek against his” (1840-1841). Charlie is trying to slow his life down and not trying to live fast. “I was astonished how much she's grown in ten months” (1841). He is now a business man he does not live in Paris anymore he lives in Prague but he is visiting Paris to see his daughter, he has not seen her in ten months. Charlie’s daughter is nine years old her name is Honoria.
Integrity is when someone is very honest and they also have a moral behavior
Honoria lives with Charlie’s sister in law (Marion peters) and her husband (Lincoln); Marion and Lincoln had two kids together Richard and Elsie, Richard is the same age as Honoria. I also learned that Charlie has a bad relationship with his sister in law because she believes that Charlie is the reason that Honoria’s mother (Helen) is dead. Marion does not trust Charlie because she feels as though Charlie is the same person that he was a year and half ago and he will never change.
“I’ll never in my life be able to forget the morning when Helen knocked at my door, soaked to the skin and shivering and said you’d locked her out” said Marion (1846). Helen was...