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Archives > 3. what does the narrator mean "but I myself am missing"?

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message 1: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3896 comments Mod
“Well, sir, I did not succeed in putting back together what had been nor what I had been. If the face is the same, the expression is di²erent. If it were only the others that were missing, no matter. A man consoles himself more or less for those he has lost, but I myself am missing, and this lack is essential”


message 2: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 1845 comments Mod
I think he means he no longer cares and that his spirit is missing.


message 3: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3896 comments Mod
I feel that the person that he was is gone and has been destroyed by his jealousy.


message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane | 1997 comments He is no longer the person he was in his youth.


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