The Ghost Sonata Quotes

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STUDENT. A Sunday child, you said – I was born on a Sunday, or so they say… OLD MAN. No! Were you…? I almost knew… it was the colour of your eyes… but in that case you can see what others can’t, have you noticed? STUDENT. I don’t know what other people can or can’t see, but sometimes… well, one doesn’t talk about things like that!”
-- Student and Old Man (Scene 1)

Importance: The Student reveals to the Old Man that he is a Sunday Child. This interaction explains why the Student was able to see the Milkmaid when he first arrived onstage when the Old Man could not. The Student’s status as a Sunday child is reflective of his status as an outsider in general within the world of the play: because he can see things that others cannot, he finds it harder to accept things that others do, leaving him feeling...

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