The Ghost Sonata - Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 3 Summary

This scene opens in the hyacinth room with the young lady sitting at the harp and the student standing beside her. The colonel and the mummy can be seen sitting motionless and silent in the next room. The young lady asks the student to sing a song to her flowers.

The young man tells the girl that the hyacinths symbolize the earth with the stars above it. He asks the girl why her parents sit in the drawing room without talking to each other.

The girl tells him that her parents don't have anything to say to each other because they can't trick each other anymore anyway. She tells him about the cook, a Hummel that sucks all of the nutrition out of everything she cooks and won't leave, even if they try to fire her. They also have a maid that they have to clean up...

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