wildeox asked: but didn't lux have sex? i thought she wasnt a virgin when she died...?
Yes, she did have sex with Trip. I think Eugenides was trying to show the deterioration of Lux after she slept with Trip & he left Lux there for no reason, other than maybe not feeling that obsessive attraction, like the first time he saw her.
I think there’s something about the Lisbon girls being virgins, that draws everyone to them like a magnet. It’s hard to put it into words, but there’s something about purity & ‘innocence’ that the boys in TVS are drawn to in the Lisbon sisters.
I think when Trip slept with Lux, he lost that ethereal attraction that Lux had surrounding her, & that was moment when we knew these girls were definitely something else.
Not really sure where I was going with this, but it’s 3:30 in the morning. The best deep thoughts come to me at this time.