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- The story plays in 20-th century London. Though the exact period of time
isn't specifically mentioned, it is likely that the story takes place some
few decades after WOII. Because the story deals on the problems of a young
woman who's pregnant and not yet married, it might have taken place
somewhere around the same time as the novel was being published, being 1965.
Those were the days in which feminism became more and more popular. Still,
these are all just speculations, no dates are being mentioned in the book.
Rosamund Stacey, the leading character in the book, comes from an
upper-class, intellectual, humanistic family. She's in her late twenties,
studied Elizabethan poetry and is a young author. Most of her friends are
also rather wealthy and intellectual. And also, some of them are authors too.
When Rosamund, who's about to give birth to a baby, has got to go to the
hospital, it is here where she gets in touch with women from another social
class, a class that's totally different than her own. These lower-class
women make her realize that she's comparatively well-off.
It describes one year in the life of Rosamund Stacey.
These are the backgrounds in which the story takes place.
Rosamund Stacey is the leading character in the novel. As I said before,
she's rich, young, well-educated and pregnant. Though her friends think of
her as a liberated, independent and feministic young woman she's doesn't
reply to these features at all. Especially when it comes to the subject of
sex, she's very inexperienced. Her friends think she's having sex all the
time. In the beginning of the book she used to date two guys, Joe and Roger,
at the same time. They think she sleeps with both of them. With Joe, she
used to go to some pub for quite a while. It is here where she meets up with
George, the father of her future child. After she had a quarrel and broke up
with Joe, she went to the pub all alone. George is there too and they're
together the rest of the night. That night she made love with George. It was
the first time she had sex in her life. Because they use no precautions at
all, she gets pregnant right away. She decides to keep the child and her
friends reactions differ a lot. Joe thinks of Roger being the father, and
Roger thinks Joe's the father. They don't like it that Rosamund is pregnant
and think it's stupid that she decides to keep it. After having slept with
George, she's doesn't sees him for a very long time.
When she discoveres that she's pregnant, Rosamund tries to get rid of the
baby by means of drinking a bottle of gin and taking hot baths. As these
things don't seem to work, she gets to detest the "thing" in her belly more
and more. But nevertheless she doesn't think of an abortion. Later on, when
she ends up in the maternity ward, she gets to realize that's she's better
off than the other women in the ward. The other women are all from a lower
social-class and suffer from a lot of problems. Problems such as becoming
too many children than one could possibly take care of, or becoming them at
an much too early age. The difference between Rosamund and these women
becomes very clear during these passages. Realizing the difference between
her situation and that of the other women, make Rosamund think of her baby
in a different way. She understands that, though it's still hard, she should
be able to take care of the child. From this stage she also gets to love her
baby yet to come. After she got the baby she really didn't think of letting
the child be adopted. She is very loving towards the child and really tries
to take good care of it. She finally had become to except the child.
George is this guy who works at the BBC for some radio-program. He's rather
a plain guy and he's not particular attractive or anything. Rosamund met
George while she was in Joe's company and she liked George right away.
Although George seems, and is said to be homosexual, he was the first person
Rosamund ever slept with. Rosamund becomes pregnant from George, and after
she had slept with him. After this, she didn't hear anything from him for a
long period of time. She only heard his voice on the radio every once in a
while. Then, after a long time, at the end of the novel, Rosamund and George
meet again. Rosamund tells George that she'd got a baby, but she doesn't
tell him it's his too. Rosamund doesn't seems interested in a relation with
George anymore. George comforts Rosamund by telling her that everything will
work out fine for her, eventually. This is where the story ends.
Joe and Roger are Rosamund's two "boyfriends". She used to date them at the
same time, but she doesn't really love, or likes either one of them. Both
guys think that she sleeps with the other, but the truth is, that she
neither sleeps with Roger nor with Joe. Joe and Roger don't get on with each
other and they certainly don't want to talk to each other. So, that's why
both guys think that they're not the father of Rosamund's baby, but that the
other guy with whom they suppose Rosamund sleeps with, is. They don't know
that Rosamund had been intimate with George.
Rosamund tells us that Joe was rather a nasty young man, and everything her
parents had told her to condemn. He was a barrister, very rich,
conservative, vulgar, haughty, had a flair about him and was, in a way,
rather intelligent. He was quite a jerk though.
Joe, although he was quite the opposite from Roger, wasn't perfect either.
He loathed Roger and had a very ugly exterior. Yet there was a magnetic
charm about him. He was a novelist too and had plans of making a film. He
said he was married to some American woman, but no one had ever seen her. He
seemed to like the idea that Rosamund was sleeping with Joe. He wasn't a
very swell person either.
Lydia Reynolds is a friend of Rosamund's and she's an author too. First, she
seems to be Rosamund's best girlfriend. When Rosamund is short for money,
she decides to let Lydia rent a room in her apartment. At one stage Rosamund
discovers that Lydia is having a relationship with her ex-boyfriend Joe.
Later on, Rosamund also discovers that Lydia wrote a novel dealing on a
story about a person that resembled Rosamund and also the situation she was
in. Because the book describes her in a very negative way, Rosamund decides
to take vengeance by letting Octavia, her little baby, destroy the pages of
the book. Because there weren't any computers around at the time the story
played, and because Lydia had only made one copy of her book, so she had to
start all over again. When Rosamund had had to decide whether to rent a room
to Lydia or not, the latter had promised Rosamund that she would help her
out with the household and with the baby. In the beginning things work out
quite well, but later on she turns out to be a nuisance to Rosamund. It is
therefore that Rosamund begins to detest Lydia more and more as the story
develops. Overall Rosamund doesn't likes Lydia very much either.
Octavia is Rosamund's baby-girl. She already plays an important role when
she's not yet born because the whole story deals on her mother's pregnancy.
As it is said before, Rosamund didn't liked it at all when she discovered
that she was pregnant. As the story starts out, she sees the baby as a
little monstrous thing that might end, or blockade her future career. She
thinks it will be really difficult bringing up the child and having work to
do, all at the same time. She fears the reaction of her friends. Some of her
friends look upon the baby as a millstone round her neck. During the time
told she doesn't even inform her parents herself. The only relatives she
informs are her sister Beatrice, her brother and his wife Clare. Beatrice is
not happy with the new situation and advises Rosamund to have the baby
adopted. As Clare reacts in a negative way too, Rosamund decides not to
inform her parents because she's afraid that they'll react the same way.
Octavia is rather a feeble child. When Octavia gets a cold some doctor
listens to her chest. He tells Rosamund to have the baby examined in a
hospital. There a Dr Protheroe informs her that Octavia must have a heart
operation. Protheroe is an acquaintance of Rosamund's father and tries to
assure her that the baby will be in good hands in the hospital. Rosamund is
very worried. After the operation is performed she's not allowed to see
Octavia. She gets so very desperate that she almost becomes hysterical. Dr
Protheroe comes to her assistance and finally Rosamund is allowed to see her
child and take care of her during her stay in hospital. Back home Rosamund
remains anxious about Octavia's health. Also the prospect of her parents'
return fills her with concern. However, her parents inform her that they'll
spend some time in India, giving her the opportunity to live in the
apartment for another year. It turns out that Dr Protheroe has informed them
of Rosamund's situation.
Octavia's name comes from the 19-th century social-worker Octavia Hill who
has become one of the statues for welfare work. Because Rosamund had seen
the poor mothers in the maternity ward, she decided to name her child after
Octavia Hill. When Rosamund had seen the poor mothers in the maternity ward,
she had also been concerned about the poor, in a way. Just like Octavia Hill
This book belongs to the genre that deals on the conscious of people. The
author has tried to make clear the problems of a young, unmarried women
who's struggling with her pregnancy. But it also describes the fact that
women lower social-classes often have more problems with becoming babies.
These two affairs are being linked together, seen trough the eyes of the
leading character. It also becomes clear that it's very easy to beget
children, but that it's much harder to raise them. The story also shows that
the leading character, being Rosamund Stacey, has to go trough some crisis
before she's able to except the baby. This change in Rosamund's view towards
the child is the key throughout the whole story.
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