Thursday, March 3, 2011
Villette: Week Four
And so you see, we are back with Lucy revealing memories to us that sort of include her, but are really about other people. Where is she in all of this? Why doesn't she want us to know her? Yes, we do learn that she is insecure when she puts on that pink dress for the concert, but that is about it. And yes, we know she hated being alone in the house and freaked out about it and went to church and then fainted - all of which displayed how shot her nerves were. Oh and of course she reveals to John that she recognized him some time ago, but didn't tell him so. My point is that though Lucy does reveal bits of herself, she doesn't really reveal true self with us. I want to get inside of her head, instead of being held back at such a distance. Seriously, where is this book going? Is Lucy even going to matter by the end or are we going to forget about her before the last page is turned? I'm starting to wonder why I decided to give this book a read - its making me mental trying to feign interest in a character who has no character to speak of- all she has are observation skills and a penchant for blending into the scenery. UGH!
Alright, well I'm off to read something interesting and will be returning to Villette next week. Happy Reading!