okay, can we talk about how the lisbon girl’s bodies are like cages & their souls are like birds.
let’s just talk about how cecilia jumps out of window, because she really thought she could grow wings & fly. let’s also talk about the virgin mary and how cecilia holds the card to her ‘budding chest’ in the beginning and how the boys use it to communicate with the girls and how their room becomes a cage in itself along with their bodies. also this quote: ‘like something behind glass. like an exhibit.”
can we also talk about cecilia writing in her journal as if her and her sisters were one entity & how their virgins & how they thought they only way they could free themselves was by killing themselves. ALSO how they were going to help each other if they failed to do so. let’s also talk about how lux really wasn’t the last to go, but mary was, but it didn’t matter because they talked about all the girls in past tense and that it didn’t matter that mary still lived because all the rest were dead.
damn you eugenides for being too perf.