Posted by Dee (188.8.131.52) on September 30, 2003 at 22:17:09:
In Reply to: Forster's A Room with a View - Lucy Honeychurch posted by Jan den Breejen (184.108.40.206) on September 30, 2003 at 11:17:57:
> Could Lucy be an example of the Self Sacrificing Style character?
> - she's very naive
> - she thinks of others needs firsts
> - she falls in love with the male person that frightens her. she is not sure how to deal with George and how he makes her feel. She recognizes that he is not chivalrous or proper, but she sees goodness in him.
> - she seems narcotized towards her own interests ' lives in a muddle ' and only after playing the piano knows what she wants/feels
> - Lucy has to learn to see beauty in things that her society scorns or condemns
> - she seems to be a ' sorry ' person; wanting harmony: Lucy apologizes for her fainting and wants nobody to know about it
> - she is able to see that there is beauty in Mr. Emerson's socially clueless but generous offer to change rooms
> - Young, na´ve, and charming, she is the heroine of the novel. At the novel's start, she is relatively unformed. She knows what she has been taught, but she is often unsure what to think of it
Yes, Self Sacrificing Style. The only time she wasn't was when she played the piano. She played it only for herself and the creative place that exists in her gave her what nothing else could, peace.
Dee : )
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