Phantastes - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

The island Anodos finds himself on is new and childlike. It is still growing since there are no tall trees, only tall grasses. There is one cottage, and it is inhabited by an old woman whose features belie her age. The woman cares for Anodos as a mother for a child. The woman sings Anodos a song of unrequited love between a knight and a lady. He falls asleep to the sound of her voice and wakens to observe her turning to face three doors, each set in the center of the other three walls of the cottage. At one door she cries, at one she sighs, and at the third she cries out in fear.

When Anodos learns that it is always day on the island, he desires to go out at once and explore. Before he leaves, the old woman tells him that whenever he...

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