Unformatted text preview: Clyde's factory girlfriend believes in life and love. Like Clyde, she desires a better life and better marriage prospects, but she has no grand illusions about marrying into wealth and luxury. She believes in the efficacy of her efforts and in the value of continuing her education. Morality is important to her, but the power of eros overwhelms her. Before her death, she settles for the facade of respectability. Like Elvira, Roberta is the daughter of a poor farmer. Her family's poverty forces her to work in a nearby factory. Although her looks, charm, and morals are superior to those of her rural community, the suitable young men there identify her as a "factory type." Her knowledge of men and of birth control are very limited. Her shyness stems, in large part, from feelings of inferiority, a legacy of her early factory days. She is attracted not only to Clyde's charm and position, but to his physical attributes. Her response to attracted not only to Clyde's charm and position, but to his physical attributes....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08