这部中篇小说写得很漂亮。这个故事反映了一个黑人的情感。读者在阅读故事时可以感受到Ourika的痛苦(Rouillard and Marie 211)。这位作家把黑人的感情写得很好。白人对黑人的排斥，黑人的羞耻感以及他们必须承受的情感创伤都得到了反映。这个故事标志着人们由于种族、黑人、女性、身份和跨文化接受而不得不面对的精神压力。在整部中篇小说中，乌里卡的性格发展是非常引人注目的。在某些情况下，她完全放弃了自己。她觉得她没有理由活着(米尔斯和哈维170)。当她意识到自己是社会中一个沮丧的成员后，她被留在了一个痛苦的世界里，感觉自己好像被留在了一个社会建构的世界里，在这个世界里，排斥是她的命运。最后，乌里卡在神性中的实现也给读者留下了印记。她死于身为黑人的沮丧。在信仰上帝的帮助下，她创造了和平。她和医生交谈，感觉好了一段时间，但她最终还是死了。
At the age of twelve, she realized that her skin color is black and after this she underwent a psychological reaction. After this, she goes into the state of trauma and pains. She feels that she is born for nothing and no one loves her. She felt as if she was left lonely and do not have anyone around her. She starts to avoid the mirrors, tries to cover her skin with the gloves and hats and feels as if her hand is like monkey’s paws (Jennings, Chantal 55). She felt that her color is the matter of shame for her. She falls in love with the grandson of Madame de B. Charles. But Charles never realizes her love and marries a young girl named Anaïs de Thèmines. After this incident, Ourika undergoes a serious depression. She separates herself from the entire world and feels that she can’t survive anymore. She starts being ill and almost dies out of depression. Finally she ends up being retreating to the convent where the doctors meet her.
The novella has been written in a beautiful manner. The emotions of a Negro have been reflected in the story. The reader can feel the pain of Ourika while reading the story (Rouillard and Marie 211). The feelings of the black person have been beautifully crafted by the writer. The rejection of the Negros by the whites, the shame which a Negro feels and the emotional trauma which they have to undergo is reflected. The story marks the mental stress which has to be faced by the people due to race, blackness, womanhood, identity and intercultural acceptance. The development of Ourika’s character throughout the novella is truly remarkable. In some of the instances, she has completely resigned herself. She feels that she is left with no reason to live (Mills and Harvey 170). After knowing that she is a dejected member of the society, she is left in a misery and feels as if she is left in the socially constructed world where exclusion is her fate. In the end, the realization of Ourika in the divine God also leaves a mark on the reader. She dies because of the depression of being a black. With the help of her belief in God, she makes peace. She talks to the doctor and feels better for some time, but she dies eventually.
Ourika is a tale which leaves us with the question against racing. The blacks and the whites both have the equal rights to live respectfully. The story speaks of a girl who gets all the luxuries of life. Once she gets to know that she is the dejected member of the society she is left into depression. The society should respect each and every individual against race.