By Iris Murdoch
Stored from a antisocial formative years through schooling, cheated out of Oxford through a sad love tangle, Hilary Burde cherishes his obsessive guilt and ekes out a dwelling in a lifeless civil provider activity.
When the guy whom he has harmed and betrayed reappears as head of his division, Hilary hopes for forgiveness, even for redemption and a brand new existence, yet reveals himself haunted by way of a ghostly repetition.
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Lucia is likely one of the nice comedian characters in English literature. Outrageously pretentious, hypocritical and snobbish, Queen Lucia, ‘as by means of correct divine’ principles over the toy nation of ‘Riseholme’ according to the Cotswold village of Broadway. Her long-suffering husband Pepino is ‘her prince-consort’, the outrageously camp Georgie is her ‘gentleman-in-waiting’, the village eco-friendly is her ‘parliament’, and her matters, resembling Daisy Quantock, are hapless would-be ‘Bolsheviks’.
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21) 6 tion is that of her birth mother's own recollection of the hostile stares that she and Olubayo, the birth father (and the only protagonist in the poem to be given a name) attracted as they walked down the street. The daughter searches for a role model to support a sense of her fragmented identity, lighting on white American movie stars (Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and the British-born though American-based Elizabeth Taylor) as possible models for imitation, since they have greater visibility in popular cultural media.
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