awkwardhomosexual asked: part 2: our society's ideals, but she and all the other Lisbon girls all kill themselves. Clearly what was "perfection" according to society wasn't perfect to them. In fact it was quite the opposite. The idea of their virginity being important comes from the title. The titles purpose is contrast. the Virgin (connotes light) Suicides (dark). I'm not sending you this to prove you wrong I just really love discussing this novel. So if any of this comes off as rude it was not my intention at all.
" The titles purpose is contrast. the Virgin (connotes light) Suicides (dark)."
Ugh, yes. Perfection.
This is what I was trying to explain.
Light vs. Dark
Life vs. Death
awkwardhomosexual asked: I really don't think Eugenides' reasoning for Lux not being a virgin was to show her ethereal nature leaving her. Lux is the central Lisbon sister by far only followed by Cecelia. The other girls are lumped together in both book and movie. Lux is the one that allured the boys more than any of them pre and post virginity. The point of this story is the idea that what appears to be ideal is not always. Lux is a beautiful young blonde girl living in a lush suburb. She should be fine according to...
Oh, I didn’t mean for it to come across as Lux’s ethereal nature leaving her, when she lost her virginity. I was meaning that the obsessive & ethereal lure Trip felt for her went away, after he slept with her.
He couldn’t figure out why he left her & that he didn’t care. I always figured he left her because he lost that ethereal lure to her. The attraction he felt for her disappeared. Lux’s ethereal nature was definitely still there. And it still is. =)