Posted by Constanza on February 18, 1998 at 09:48:53:
In response to Power over Lucy, written by Kay on February 17, 1998 at 09:55:13
I am totally out of sympathy with Miss Bartlett, but I think that Forster meant for her to symbolize all that's wrong with Victorian society and why Lucy and her generation had to change the status quo.
You mean, sort of the old order and the new one? Quite an interesting idea...
I wonder how Forster's readers (I mean his contemporaries) perceived the novel and the characters. Would they have realized what Charlotte's faults were?
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