Paris Spleen, 1869 - Section 8: Solitude, Plans, Beautiful Dorothy & The Eyes of the Poor Summary & Analysis

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Section 8: Solitude, Plans, Beautiful Dorothy & The Eyes of the Poor Summary

In "Solitude", Baudelaire conveys the story a journalist once told him that solitude was bad for man and cites various gospels to back up his theory. Baudelaire however, prefers the solitude, but the journalist seems unwilling to let the topic go. The journalist asks him then, "Do you not feel, then, the need to share your joys?" In "Plans", the gentleman making plans walks amid a splendid garden and thinks of his lady. He pictures her in a palace with such gardens to match her royal air. As the day passes along, he spies a shop with a carved print that depicts a far off land where there would be a cabin that he and his lady could while away the days. And then again on his way home...

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