A Wagner Matinee - Paragraphs 7 – 12 Summary & Analysis

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The morning after Georgiana’s arrival in Boston, she appears somewhat catatonic, as if unaware that she is back in the city of her youth, a place to which she had longed to return for so long. Georgiana informs Clark that her travel the previous day had been highly uncomfortable. Clark has planned some entertainment for himself and his beloved aunt. Because, during Clark’s youth, Georgiana had often reminisced about an opera performance she had seen in Paris, Clark has purchased tickets for a matinee of classical orchestral pieces. The pieces are all by renowned German composer Richard Wagner. However, Clark is almost hoping that Georgiana will not enjoy the performance, for her enjoyment would mean that she is still tortured by the general absence of music at her home. Georgiana still seems generally absent from her surroundings. Her chief concern at the...

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