Monday, September 29, 2008

Loss of Feeling and Identity

"She had a right to his arm, thought it was without feeling. He would give her, who was so simple, so impulsive, only twenty-four, without friends in England, who had left Italy for his sake, a piece of bone." (pg. 16)

Much like in the passage where Clarissa feels she is losing her identity, Lucrezia also feels like she had lost who she is and much of the feeling that was once in her life. Earlier in the book, Lucrezia mentiosn how she misses her home and how she could be back in Milan with her sisters. Instead, she is essentially alone in England. In dealing with Septimus' increasing instability, Lucrezia feels she is losing herself. She also feels underappreciated by her husband, which is evident in this sentence. Lucrezia compares all she has given up to the fact that Septimus gives her his arm without feeling or purpose.

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