Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key

Hervé Character Analysis

Julia’s good friend and former roommate. Hervé is in his forties and is one of Julia’s closest friends, someone with whom she never feels like “l’Américaine” (i.e., the American). Normally Julia would confide in Hervé, but she chooses not to tell him how disturbed she feels about her Vel’ d’Hiv’ research or about the tension she is feeling with Bertrand.
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Hervé Character Timeline in Sarah’s Key

The timeline below shows where the character Hervé appears in Sarah’s Key. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12
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Identity Theme Icon
...new job writing for TV, and moved into an apartment with two gay French men, Hervé and Christophe. (full context)
Remembrance and History Theme Icon
The Power of Silence Theme Icon
Guilt Theme Icon
Julia has a dinner date with Hervé and Christophe, who are still roommates. (The novel is not clear about whether they are... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Hervé remains skeptical that Julia is okay. She reflects that normally she would confide in Hervé,... (full context)