The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Through a Glass Darkly, Paris, The Vegetable Summary & Analysis

Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Through a Glass Darkly, Paris, The Vegetable Summary and Analysis

Jean's wife wheels him down the hall as his children walk beside him on Father's Day. Jean is torn between joy and fear that a crippled father is not suitable entertainment for an eight and ten year old. The family settles on a small beach where Jean and Théophile play hangman. Onlookers admire Céleste's talents as she performs a song and dance. The hospital bell tolls five o'clock and the end of visiting hours.Jean is sunburned and tired but pronounces it a good day. He sits contemplating a drawing Céleste made as the sun streams through his window.

Jean's memories of his old life are fading. Jean's first trip to Paris brought a flood of memories and sadness; his second, none. Six months after Jean...

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