Phantastes - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Anodos sings his song and watches as the figure of his white lady appears on the pedestal before him. He finishes the tune completely, but the woman seems to waver between being fully alive and returning to stone form. The light fades from her eyes and she remains solid. Anodos is frustrated that his work has come to nothing and reaches out to embrace the white lady. When her feet are removed from the black pedestal, she cries out that Anodos should not have touched her. She breaks free from his hold and runs through a door. Anodos pauses at the door but chooses not to heed the inscribed warning and plunges through. On the other side he discovers a hole in the ground of a windswept hill. He sits down beside the hole to wait for morning, so he can see how best to enter the...

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