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by Patrick Suskind

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a study guide that contains a biography of Patrick Suskind, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Grenouille is born to a fishwife mother in Paris in the early eighteenth century. He is delivered behind his mother's fish stall and is immediately abandoned to die. The baby, who strangely has no scent, cries out and is saved by onlookers. His mother is executed for this attempt and for her previously successful infanticides, leaving Grenouille, a bastard, alone in the world. He is brought up in a sort of home orphanage, tended together with several other orphans by an emotionally damaged woman named Madame Gaillard. At the age of eight he is given in apprenticeship to a tanner, Grimal, where he is almost worked to death. After having survived anthrax, and thus becoming more useful in a tannery, he is treated marginally better and is given…

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Posted By tuna s #394739 at Oct 22, 2014 3:06 AM

Parfüm decantı?

Parfüm almak istiyorum, parfüm decantı?

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Posted By amy b #354795 at Jan 26, 2014 9:23 PM

Why does Grenouille begin and end his killing spree with redheaded girls?

He begins the killing with the plum girl

then when he is collecting the scents for the base of the perfume with all different types of girls

but then Laure is his last kill and she is also a redhead like the plum girl.

Is it an insignificant fetish, is it a sort of "preference" he has towards redheads, or am I missing something?

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Posted By zachb #306011 at Mar 04, 2013 11:11 PM