A beautiful and inscrutable character disrupts a quiet bourgeois existence.
The visitor for the son brings inspiration; for the mother, passion; for the daughter, love; for the father, introspection; for the maid, God.
The visitor brings to each an innocent closeness with power, perhaps with faith, then tears away.
The son becomes an artist; the mother, a desirous adulteress; the daughter, a catatonic; the father, free of bourgeois shackles; the maid, an ascetic healer.
Seeking to recapture the feeling of closeness, they fall into self-edification, denudation, questioning, anomie, and stupor.
FINE: Naked in the deserts of rumination, the father releases himself.