Mr. Beebe's Lucy
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Posted by Laraine on February 27, 1998 at 13:03:07:
In response to Mr. Beebe's reaction, written by MB on February 27, 1998 at 10:49:32
]]Mr. Beebe turns away with complete coldness when he learns that the Lucy broke the engagement because she loved someone else instead of loving no one.
] But I'm not so sure that Mr. Beebe is disappointed for this reason. ...When she turns out to be "ordinary" by falling in love with George, he is disappointed. He would have preferred I'm sure that she broke off her engagment to Cecil for more lofty, aesthetic reasons, I'm sure.
We agree in the main, Michelle. I think you're right about his seeing Lucy as a heroine, and I agree that he wanted her to love no one rather than love someone else, but I think that part of the reason that he won't let his mother see her and he's so very cold is that he's angry with her for what he feels is deceit. He's put her on a pedestal and now she's fallen off and he's having a hard time coming to terms with it.
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