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The Sleep of Reason - Study Guide Part 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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The scene opens on a sleeping Goya who is abruptly awakened by loud pounding on the door of his house. The pounding increases and the light in the room turns an eerie shade of green as a masked carnival figure of an old man whose ears are shaped like bat wings appears. The sound of wings is heard throughout the room and Goya questions the figure on his identity. The carnival man says nothing, and only points to a thick book.

A second carnival figure with a cat's head enters the room carrying a wire muzzle, huge padlock, and key. Goya puts his hands over his ears to stop the sound of other voices and laughter. Soon two more carnival figures dressed in pig masks run into the room carrying heavy clubs. The pig figures pick up Goya and set him down in the middle...

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