Paris Spleen, 1869 - Study Guide Section 14: The Soup and the Clouds, The Firing Range and the Graveyard, Loss of a Halo & Mademoiselle Bistouri Summary & Analysis

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In "The Soup and the Clouds", a man sits contemplating the clouds while his wife prepares his soup for dinner. He ponders the wonder that God has made the clouds and how they are inspire him to think of his wife. His wife, whom he calls his beloved little maniac as she punches him in the back and tells him to eat his dinner, interrupts him from his thoughts.

In "The Firing Range and the Graveyard", Baudelaire comes across "The Graveyard View Tavern" and thinks to himself that this must be a type of homage to the Egyptians or poets. He partakes of a glass of beer and a cigar while overlooking the...

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