Posted by Kate on February 16, 1998 at 20:15:31:
In response to "One man was stabbed, and another held her in his arms", written by Margie on February 16, 1998 at 16:52:34
] Wow, what interesting comments.
] I hope this doesn't gross people out, but I find a kind of eroticism in this scene. It is like Lucy has in a very horrifying way been awakened to what it means to have a body -- both death and sex have suddenly become real to her.
] I'm not by any means saying that waking in George's muscular arms is the most significant thing about this scene...that would really trivialize it. But I am saying that becoming truly aware that you are a creature of the flesh, could be a kind of spiritual crossing.
no gross out at all... death and sex are related in many contexts! I think this is a really good point, and it reminds me of the crucial scene in the movie of A Passage to India (also by Forster - I regret to say that I haven't read the book) where the herione has a moments of crisis involving sex and violence... but it all turns out badly.
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