Narcissus and Goldmund - Study Guide Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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When Goldmund awakes in the morning, he finds Lise preparing to leave. He expects to go with her, but she says she must return to her husband, who will beat her for staying away all night, and Goldmund reflects that Narcissus's prediction was correct. He asks why she did not intend to say goodbye, and she says it was for fear that Goldmund would beat her, too. She insists on leaving. He enters the forest, feeling transformed by the previous night's experience, his senses alert to all of Nature. He eats corn and berries, but gets lost in the forest and has to sleep there. It takes two days and nights to reach the end of the forest, where he finds a village. At a hut, he meets an old woman who feeds him. A farmer and his wife arrive, and Goldmund has dinner with...

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