Madeleine is Sleeping Setting & Symbolism

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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Griselda

Griselda is the viol shaped to look like Charlotte's face. Commissioned by her husband, M. Marais, Griselda becomes Charlotte's only friend during the lonely days of her marriage.

William II Moustache

Worn by M. Pujol, this style of moustache is sported by all the best leading men, including Charlotte. When M. Pujol is forced to shave his moustache in the hospital, Adrien no longer finds him attractive.

The Orchard

The orchard provides fruit for Mother's preserves. At first, the fruit grows in great abundance, but by the end of the story, the only fruit available for Mother's preserves is mutated and mealy.

The Widow's Parlor

Act two is centered on this parlor, where each night the pornographic tableau of girl, photographer and flatulent man is assembled.

Matilde's Log

This log is described as a scientific journal kept by Matilde. She begins keeping the log when she discovers...

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