By Wilkie Collins
A long-ago homicide unites distantly-related cousins, one in all whom appears to be like doomed to copy an identical tragic mistake of his father, a assassin. After operating clear of his abusive domestic, Allan Armadale chases destiny and reinvents himself as Ozias Midwinter. He fast befriends his cousin, additionally named Allan Armadale, who inherits an property yet turns into laden by way of his newfound wealth.
The cousins' dating is additional advanced through the interference of Lydia Gwilt, a governess and fortune-hunter who used to be additionally inquisitive about that long-ago homicide.
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134). But if Ɠntonia舗s appeal for Jim acquires a new dimension, Cather also undercuts the romantic plot with an almost farcical scene that dramatizes both the depth of Jim舗s attachment to Ɠntonia and the limits of their intimacy. 舡 A moment later she drew her face away and whispered indignantly, 舠Why, Jim! You know you ain舗t right to kiss me like that. 舡 舠Lena Lingard lets me kiss her,舡 I retorted, 舠and I舗m not half as fond of her as I am of you舡 (p. 135). Jim attempts to seize the moment by behaving the way he knows a man should with the woman he desires, but Cather won舗t let the boy-man have his way.
Her intimate coterie of women writers and artists motivated Cather to produce some of her best work. Sarah Orne Jewett, a successful author from Maine whom Cather had met during her McClure舗s years, inspired her to devote herself full-time to creating literature and to write about her childhood, which she did in several novels of the prairies; one of the best known is O Pioneers! (1913), whose title comes from a poem by Walt Whitman. A critic of the rise of materialism, Cather addressed the social impact of the developing industrial age in A Lost Lady (1923), which was made into a film starring Barbara Stanwyck.
The stubble fields and 舠reaping-hook,舡 which place Lena into the role of the grim reaper, are unmistakable allusions to mythical symbols of mortality. Exercising her characteristic restraint, Cather conceals as much as she reveals about Jim舗s psyche through these dreams. He appears both enticed and threatened by sex, since Lena舗s 舠reaping hook舡 indicates that on an unconscious level, Jim perceives her as a castrating figure. In Jim舗s reaction to these dreams, he seems oblivious to his own conflicted eroticism, but in one of the more striking episodes of the novel, Cather places Jim in a position in which he has no choice but to be revolted by sexuality.