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Novel ini ditulis oleh seorang penulis Jerman bernama Patrick Suskind. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer bergenre thriller story. Penulis memberikan ringkasan. Perfume. THE STORY OF A MURDERER. Translated from the German by John E . Woods People read incendiary books now by Huguenots or Englishmen. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International) - Kindle edition by Patrick Suskind, John E. Woods. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device.
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Another I can't smell without wincing, because it reminds me of heartbreak and tears, despite the fact that it came in a rose-colored bottle and smelled like green tea and lemons.
This book is a perfume lover's dream come true. The entire book could have had no mystery at all, and I would still read it and revel in the descriptions alone.
The Summary: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was a bastard, born in to a syphilitic, consumptive woman working in a stinking fish stall as a gutter.
After delivering the unfortunate child, she was promptly arrested for abandoning said child, and hanged. A most auspicious beginning. Even in the beginning, his wet nursepaid for by the statenoticed that something was wrong with Grenouille. Grenouille has no scent. People notice. His fellow children notice. They could not stand the nonsmell of him.
They were afraid of him. As a teen, he sought work at a tannery in Paris.
Paris is a stinking pit of hell. To Grenouille It was a mixture of human and animal smells, of water and stone and ashes and leather, of soap and fresh-baked bread and eggs boiled in vinegar, of noodles and smoothly polished brass, of sage and ale and tears, of grease and soggy straw and dry straw. Thousands upon thousands of odors formed an invisible gruel that filled the street ravines, only seldom evaporating above the rooftops and never from the ground below.
Grenouille knew he was not normal, but his obsession for the pursuit of a scent never really gained traction until he committed his first murder, for love of a virgin's scent. Her sweat smelled as fresh as the sea breeze, the tallow of her hair as sweet as nut oil, her genitals were as fragrant as the bouquet of water lilies, her skin as apricot blossoms The scent of a living human being that he must commit to memory, that he must capture, in the way a flower collector dries a specimen within parchment, in the way an insect lover kills and pins to a page the very thing he loves.
When she was dead he laid her on the ground among the plum pits, tore off her dress, and the stream of scent became a flood that inundated him with its fragrance. He thrust his face to her skin and swept his flared nostrils across her, from belly to breast, to neck, over her face and hair, and back to her belly, down to her genitals, to her thighs and white legs.
He smelled her over from head to toe, he gathered up the last fragments of her scent under her chin, in her navel, and in the wrinkles inside her elbow. His is an obsessive quest that will lead him to murder again, and again, and again, in this desperate search.
Grenouille knew for certain that unless he possessed this scent, his life would have no meaning. This is a book in which the title is completely self-explanatory. He has the gift of recognizing and creating smells that would appeal to other people.
He works as an apprentice perfumer and journeyed to explore all available human scents in Paris.
He wanted to have a scent of his own. A scent that would give him the body odor that every person has that he did not have. It was his desire to be one of them that he makes concoctions of various perfumes to find a human scent that would make him smell like everyone else. While on his mission to create a scent of his own, he desired to create a perfume so sweet smelling that it gives the person wearing it control over the emotion of the people around him.
He murders young virgin women and literally takes their human odor so that he could create that perfect scent.
Thus, when Grenouille was finally caught, he wore his perfume and the people around him were so captivated he walked away from a death penalty. Source Symbolisms and Undertones What is so significant about this novel is the varying contrasts and symbolism embedded in the story. It talks about dualities in society such as being gifted and being normal; of being accepted and being an outcast; of superficial things and authenticity; of passion and mediocrity; and of the conscious and subconscious.
Baldini is a perfumer who has no born skill or talent for making perfumes. He became a perfumer by his technical knowledge on the process of making perfumes which he shares with Grenouille when he made him his apprentice. On the other hand, you have a man with no human scent or body odor but have an acute sense of smell that he was able to create perfumes so addictive and attractive to people that he made Baldini a very rich man.
Here Suskind is trying to emphasize that people in society are not always what they appeared to be. But if that doctor has no passion for helping other people, would that still makes him a doctor? Compared that to a mother who has neither formal education nor background knowledge of medicine but is willing to research and seek medical treatments to a cancer-stricken son, would the doctor even compare to the passion and dedication of the mother?
In a way, the mother in a sense is more of a doctor than the doctor who only helps people because he wanted to make money but has no passion on what he does which is like Baldini and Grenouille.
Baldini symbolizes a person who does things because he has technical knowledge of doing so but has no heart for what he does. Grenouille, though did not have the purest intent, is very much driven and passionate about scents.