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The Sleep of Reason - Part 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Scene 1 Summary

This scene takes place in the palace and Father Duaso waits to be acknowledged by King Ferdinand who sits quietly with his embroidery. Duaso reports that Goya believes that he has done nothing wrong and has no need to apologize to the king. Duaso also tells the king that Goya is deaf, feeble, and poses no threat to the king. Duaso offers to return to Goya once more to ask him to reconsider his position.

The king is irritated by Goya's obstinacy and tells Duaso that Goya's life is in danger unless he seeks out the king and begs for forgiveness for his opposition. The king advises Duaso to keep his commitment to visit Goya on December 23 but instructs Duaso not to arrive at Goya's home until after eight o'clock in the evening.

Part 2, Scene 1 Analysis

The king's embroidery is symbolic in that he is...

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