Regression in rebirth, immaturity Maturity in Dunstan Does the adult thing and doesn’t mention it Maturity in Dunstan Their relationship is posed. Leola isn’t really happy
Fifth Business pages 148- 149 “Nice, nice, nice! Of course it isn’t nice ! Only fools worry about what’s nice . Now sit here by me, and Dunny on the other side, and be proud of what a stunner you are.” So Leola, sensing a row from the edge in his voice, sat between us while Boy showed the pictures, telling me what lens apertures he had used, and how he had arranged the lights, and how he had achieved certain “values” which, in fact, made Leola’s rose-leaf bottom look like sharkskin and her nipples glare when they should have blushed. He seemed to enjoy Leola’s discomfiture thoroughly; it was educational for her to learn that her beauty had public as well as private significance. He recalled Margot Asquith’s account of receiving callers in her bath though—he was always a careless reader—he did not remember the circumstances correctly. As we drew near the end of the show he turned to me and said with a grin, “I hope you don’t find it too hot in here, old man.” As a matter of fact I did find it hot. All the anger I had felt when developing the pictures had returned. But I said I was quite comfortable.
- Summer '16
- Mr. Chalmers
- Nudity, Leola, Gyges of Lydia, Candaules