unigo_skin
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
 

Quotes

Quote #1

A woman ought to tell her husband everything – don't you think so, dear? (5.6)

Lucy and Mina like to exchange ideas about all kinds of things, especially (since they're both engaged) the roles of husbands and wives.

Quote #2

Men like women, certainly their wives, to be quite as fair as they are; and women, I am afraid are not always quite as fair as they should be. (5.6)

Lucy idealizes men: she thinks that they're more "fair" than women are.

Quote #3

I supposed that we women are such cowards that we think a man will save us from fears, and we marry him. (5.7)

Lucy makes a generalization about all women – she thinks that women marry men to run away from their fears, thinking that the man will "save [her] from fears."

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
back to top