Wagner Matinee Analysis

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Aunt Georgiana originally lived in the city, and she had a passion for music. However, she fell in love, got married, and moved to the country where she lived a labor filled life away from access to the music that she loved so dearly. Her remorse becomes clear when Clark is playing music on the organ, and she tells Clark, “Don’t love it so well, Clark, or it may be taken from you. Oh! dear boy, pray that whatever your sacrifice be it is not that” (Cather 329). Here she is referring to her loss of music that is obviously quite painful to her. So, when Clark takes her to the Wagner Matinee, this becomes an event filled with mixed emotion. On one hand it is a positive experience, because she thoroughly enjoys the music as witnessed by Clark
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