Patrick Süskind

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The Tick

Particularly throughout the first half of the novel, Grenouille is described as a “tick,” in that he is ugly, lies in wait without being entirely aware of what he's waiting for, and "drops" when he…

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Grenouille's Inner World

Grenouille's inner world (also referred to as his fortress, inner palace, or purple room) is where Grenouille keeps all of his scents catalogued and is a place where he has complete control as “Grenouille…

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