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The Sleep of Reason - Part 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Scene 3 Summary

This scene, taking place in Goya's home, opens on Leocadia talking to Dona Gumersinda Goichoechea, Goya's daughter-in-law, who is disdainful of the affair between Goya and Leocadia. Gumersinda further insults Leocadia by mentioning Leocadia's husband who lives apart from Leocadia.

Leocadia moves past the insults to the subject of Goya's dangerous political position but Gumersinda advises Leocadia to put on a positive demeanor for Goya's sake. Goya enters the room and is delighted to see Gumersinda who maintains a relationship with him for the sake of her son and his inheritance. Leocadia knows Gumersinda's true motives and the two women continue to argue until Goya stops them because he cannot hear what they are saying.

After Gumersinda leaves, Leocadia and Goya fight about Goya's estate going to his grandson instead of to Mariquita because Leocadia and Goya are not married, keeping Mariquita from being recognized...

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