How does Marguerite Duras’s novel, The Lover, problematize issues surrounding xenophobia and marginalization of 20th-century France?
As a French-white, the girl is allowed to do whatever she wants in the school because of her decent. The school wants to keep her around for their reputation. Obvious racism is seen in the inherent views of society which condemn the relationship between the French girl and the Chinese millionare. She must also grapple with poverty, racism, and economic exclusion.