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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - At First Sight Summary & Analysis

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At First Sight Summary

In the beginning of this chapter, readers learn about Lola Montez, a celebrated courtesan, who invented the Tarantula dance to woo her subjects. She had never studied dance and she was not Castilian, but she removed her veils to the music as though she were both dancer and of Castilian blood. The pleasure men experienced with Montez was primarily the result of the physical presentation of the dance.

Allende continues with details of other women's use of visual details to woo lovers. In India, the women rely on their kohl make-up and jewelry contrasted against their skin tone. In modern times, silk and lace are still used to excite and entice, even under modern polyester blends.

"Among humans, attraction begins from a distance, through the eyes." Allende describes examples of adornment used by both men and women, including jewelry...

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