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The Ballad of the Sad Café Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Amelia's Cafeappears in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

On the influence of Cousin Lymon, Amelia's deserted old mansion is eventually converted into a lively cafe, where the townspeople nightly gather for drinks, gossip, and music. The cafe mimics Amelia's own social development. However, when Lymon leaves abruptly, betraying Amelia by ruining her fight with Marvin Macy and trashing the cafe, Amelia is similarly wrecked in spirit. The cafe closes and Amelia ends up a hermit.

The Blochappears in Wunderkind

The Bloch is the piece Frances had played with Heime, the boy genius. Her teacher warned her against playing the Bloch, but Frances insisted. Heime is given great praise by critics for his performance of the Bloch, while Frances is criticized as lacking the proper feeling and playing "thin." The Bloch demonstrates to Frances that she may not be the "wunderkind" everyone thinks she is.

Beethoven's Variation Sonata, Opus 26appears in Wunderkind

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