The Sandman: Fables and Reflections - Study Guide Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 2, Orpheus is in denial of his wife's death. He does not attend her funeral. The chapter opens with him atop a mountain, playing his lyre and singing his music.

Orpheus goes to his father's castle to talk with him. Dream tells him he should have attended the funeral to pay his final respects. Mortals die, he reminds. Dream explains to him that he needs to grieve and that the pain of his loss will lessen over time. Orpheus asks his father to help him retrieve Eurydice from the underworld by pleading his case in Hades. Dream says the idea is foolish and refuses. Orpheus says he is no longer Dream's son and leaves. Dream understands both the world of gods and the world of mortals. Mortals simply die.

Orpheus climbs to the top of a high mountain, thinking about jumping. He tells his Uncle Olethros that if...

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