Paris Spleen, 1869 - Section 4: The Bad Glazier, At One in the Morning, The Wild Woman and the Little Mistress & Crowds Summary & Analysis

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Section 4: The Bad Glazier, At One in the Morning, The Wild Woman and the Little Mistress & Crowds Summary

In "The Bad Glazier", the narrator describes the mysterious impulses that guide human nature. The narrator covers the idea that the there is a type of person that delays a simple action based on the fear of the outcome, then is suddenly driven with an abundance of energy to complete the task. He tells of a friend who set fire to a forest to see if fire would catch as quickly as people say that it does. He also tells of another friend who would light a cigar next to gunpowder to feed the desire of risk. It seems to the narrator that these experiences seem to manifest in daydreamers. The...

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