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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. Characters: 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 had been. Genre 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. Gastenboek | Site map | Informatie | Contact
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