Elective Affinities 7, 8
7: Part 2, chap. 18: Ottilie, dying, Eduard, entreating her to live. After lengthy silence and with a gentle countenance, her lips move in a final farewell. After this exertion, her body sinks lifelessly back, her delicate feet still on the beloved box.
8: Part 2, chap. 18: Ottilie, deceased, the architect and Nanny. Ottilie’s coffin. Nanny resolutely demands to keep the wake. She is not long alone. At dusk, the architect enters the chapel. Nanny sits to the left of the coffin. Without speaking she points to her deceased mistress. The architect stands on the other side, reflecting with lowered gaze and hands folded in grief, head inclined toward the deceased.