The answer is banal, the participants in this drama are banal, they do not rise above what is animal in themselves, there is no transcendence, no romance.
Ariane describes falling in love with Gilles when he says in class, "Philosophy is not about divorcing oneself from life".
This behaviour seems to be treated as enigmatic, as a philosophical curiosity.
There is nothing curious about it, the magisterium of anthropology is the place to turn to, it is well documented that the human animal has primary and secondary sexual strategies for transmitting their genes to the next generation.
Since the celebration was commemorating the five-hundredth anniversary of Nick's death, this seems to say the scene takes place on 31 October, 1992. Rowling confirmed, via her Twitter account that that was the day the Epilogue was set.
This timeline is reinforced in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when the graves of James and Lily Potter confirm that they were born in 1960 and died on 31 October 1981, further reinforced in Pottermore when the Death Eater riot on the Quidditch World Cup is stated to have taken place in 1994, and further yet in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in which the Triwizard Tournament is mentioned to have taken place in the 1994-1995 school year. For the sake of convenience, this dating system will be used by the Harry Potter Wiki for all Harry Potter articles.
I hope that the career of Louise Chevillotte takes off, as this appears to be her "break" as the Americans say.
As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for ...
See full summary » Lover For A Day is about a philosophy teacher who is in a relationship with one of his students, Ariane, and his daughter, Jeanne, of the same age who moves in with them for some time.
In addition the Dursley's car, shown in the same film, bears a 2006 year registration plate.
A short film with the movie series cast, The Queen's Handbag, was produced in 2006 as part of the 80th birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II.