The reader encounters his first miraculous survival when Grenouille was born unharmed by his mother. Saved by the arrest of the mother, Grenouille was taken care by a couple of wet nurses which proves that he was fortunate of not being assassinated by the mother just like the rest of his siblings were. In addition, he was born in the foulest area of Paris, by the fish stall, which again reflects the minimal chance of survival that he managed to live through.
The reader encounters his first miraculous survival when Grenouille was born unharmed by his mother. Saved by the arrest of the mother, Grenouille was taken care by a couple of wet nurses which proves that he was fortunate of not being assassinated by the mother just like the rest of his siblings were.
In addition, he was born in the foulest area of Paris, by the fish stall, which again reflects the minimal chance of survival that he managed to live through.
Due to his differences, the children strangled Grenouille and shoved him down a well that was twenty-foot deep and yet he survived. Grenouille contracts another disease when he works at the House of Giuseppe Baldini when he could not extract scent from particular substances. Most likely, the reader was convinced that he was going to die since the doctor could not even treat his disease syphilitic smallpox.
However, as soon as Baldini unravels the mystery of how to extract the scent that he desperately sought for, Grenouille unbelievably recovers within a week. It appears that the entire world revolves around scent for Grenouille, and every action, motive, reason, decision concerns smell.
In addition, scent is an essential factor in his life because it determines his overall endurance which affects his mortality. Another experience that he managed to survive is the time when he isolated himself up in the mountains, in an undiscovered cave for seven years.
He ate anything he could that came across him such as bats, snakes, rats, birds, even moss and rocks. He ate all the things that we think are inedible, which gives a sense of savagery and again inhumanness. But then the weather turned around, there was a thaw, and he was saved.
Towards the end of the novel, Grenouille was able to avoid the execution that the officials announced to the public.
Using his power of scent, he poured the perfume that emits the sense of innocence and sympathy all over his body, which convinced the entire crowd that he did not deserve this execution whatsoever. Although the city was outraged by the merciless murder, the anger suddenly turned into sympathy, then into admiration as soon as Grenouille stood on the stage of execution.
Even Richis who was furious of losing his precious daughter was persuaded that Grenouille was an innocent man, and soon forgave him and furthermore loved him.
Yet again, he survived not by fate but by using his power. Nevertheless, it is evident that he is a survivor who is basically immortal. Whether that is by coincidence or intentional, he manages to survive through all conditions.
By possessing the power of distinguishing various scents, he is able to do anything. Thus, Existential Analysis can be applied in cases of psychosocial, psychosomatic and psychological caused disorder in experience and behaviour. Throughout the novel Grenouille chooses his own path, for example every time he leaves people.
At the start he could have stayed with Monsieur Grimal and never perceived his perfumery path but he instead makes the decision to beg Baldini to take him in so that he could learn about how to make perfumes.
This leads to Grenouille developing into an expert in smell and techniques for making perfumes.Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Allusions Perfume is a classic novel with more than forty-eight translations in different languages. The novel was on the top of the best seller list for quite a long time period.
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Introduction Themes Analysis of Quotes Critical Lenses Literary Devices in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer “Finally, he travelled only by night.
Published: Mon, 17 Jul The novel Perfume by Patrick Suskind explores deep into raw human emotions, such as love, hate, and death. By doing so, the novel purposes a universal question that supports numerous themes in the novel. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a literary historical fantasy novel (published originally in German as Das Parfum, pronounced [das paʁˈfœ̃ː]) by German writer Patrick Süskind.
The novel explores the sense of smell and its relationship with the emotional meaning that scents may have.