Rogelio de Egusquiza A reverie during the ball 1879


The first part introduces this theme through a sort of reverie on the part of the protagonist – a reverie in which speculation of life glides off into memory of an actual conversation in Hofgarten (Court Garden – a garden in the center of Munich, Germany, located between the Residenz and the Englischer Garten) and back into speculation again. The function of the conversation is to establish, to some extent, the class and the character of the protagonist. This can be interpreted as a daydream of the protagonist in which the opinion about life turns into memory of a conversation and back to the opinion again.

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