Summary of The Seven Old ManEdit
“The Seven Old Man” is allegedly Baudelaire’s vision of Paris the time. In the “city full of dreams”, the narrator “I” is depressed and horrified by what he sees. The city of dreams is deprived of life, where the sky, the river-side, the houses look unclean, overused; generic. What shocks him the most however are the 3-legged old men that kept walking around in circle. There were many of them, all with an indifferent attitude to the world. The narrator couldn’t believe his eyes. He felt as if he has been tossed “upon a monstrous, shoreless sea”.