Paris Spleen, 1869 - Study Guide Section 2: The Old Woman's Despair, The Artist's Confiteor, A Joker & The Double Room Summary & Analysis

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"The Old Woman's Despair" is a description of a fragile, elderly woman who is visiting a newborn child that she wishes to bring joy to. When the child cries at the old woman's touch, she is heartbroken by the rejection and returns to her solitude. In "The Artist's Confiteor", an artist is so drawn to the autumn that nature has laid before him that he praises the very essence of it and tries to covey his love for what he sees. In the artist's process of attempting to emulate and capture some of the beauty that he finds, he realizes that nature has painted such a vivid creation that whatever work he tries to produce will be a weak replica. The artist's knowledge...

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