Madeleine is Sleeping - Study Guide Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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Adrien, the formerly graceful photographer, has become suddenly clumsy. The performers grow impatient, as many photographs have to be retaken due to Adrien's klutziness. It seems that M. Pujol suffers the brunt of Adrien's accidents, however, as Adrien is constantly bumping and stumbling into him. The photographer never apologizes to M. Pujol for these incidents.

One day M. Pujol sits out by the widow's pond, thinking of his failure and humiliations. He is being watched by the small figure of Madeleine, whom he can see reflected in the pond's surface. He tells a story for the benefit of his hidden audience, about an orange carp who lived in the widow's pond. The carp was her favorite and the widow instructed the gardener to leave the carp in peace, even when he ate all the other fish. The widow enjoyed watching the sun flash off his orange scales...

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