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Mad Love - Section 6 Summary & Analysis

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While the previous version ends by extolling love and passion, Section 6 emphasizes discord. Section 6 opens by recounting the myth of Venus and her connection both to the protection of Aeneas (a symbolic founder of civilization) and the Golden Apple and by noting these stories' cruelty. Breton then observes that his birthday occurs at "the conjunction of Venus with Mars" and suggests that discord thus has a major influence on his love life. Breton suggests that his purpose, in part, for writing Mad Love is to address what happens when discord strikes a relationship, even when that discord seems to occur by chance.

Breton describes a trip to the coast of Brittany in July 1936. He uses the pronoun "we" to describe walking on the beach but does not explain specifically who is with him. Although presumably he is with Lamba, Breton does not detail his company...

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