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

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Part 2, Scene 2 Summary

The action is now back at Goya's home where the artist sits perched on a ladder working on one of his paintings. The sound of voices is heard periodically and Goya tries to discern them but cannot, shakes his head in dismay and continues with his work.

Soon the voice of Goya's young daughter, Mariquita, is heard and claims to be the head of the female figure Goya is painting. Mariquita's voice tells Goya that she has tried to warn him about things that are to come; for example the exodus of the servants. Mariquita challenges Goya now about the item he has been searching for among Leocadia's things.

Goya does not want to listen but Mariquita's voice persists and chides Goya about a button he had seen yesterday when he returned to the house after a walk. The voice urges Goya to look in...

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