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.