Member of the wedding identity and belonging
Scrawny, cracked-voiced Julie Harris she was 26 at the time plays Frankie, the motherless, fiercely lonely year-old tomboy, caught between childhood and adolescence, and fighting them both. She offers advice, tells stories, and puts up with Frankie's moodiness although her position as a servant prevents her from being much of a disciplinarian. Frankie dreams about going to the wedding at Winter Hill and when she describes her version of a perfect world, she says she would change the seasons, "leaving out summer altogether, and adding much snow. She feels the need to see all the familiar sights for the last time, and along the way she tells everyone who will listen about her plans to leave the town and live with her brother. Flying around all over the world in aeroplanes. He wears gold-rimmed glasses and a small lead donkey around his neck. I don't want to grow up—if it's like that. The pictures of the War sprang out and clashed together in her mind. She finds society's condemnation of androgyny, which we saw expressed by literary critics, reflected in her own world; after all, one of the freaks at the fair is the HalfMan HalfWoman. She wears her hair in greased plaits and has a glass eye that is bright blue. Here today and Queer Temporalities 17 gone tomorrow.
If the wedding provides an opportunity for Frankie to escape her loneliness and become a "member" of something, it is also the marriage of a man and a woman, and in her obsession with a wedding, Frankie anticipates her own destiny. In other words, coupledom and threesome suggest different regimes; the former entails state-sanctioned heterosexual monogamy and gender normativity while the latter connotes transgression and perversion.
New York: Columbia UP, Mick would also like to fight the Fascists—she imagines dressing as a boy and being accepted in the army.
All over the world. It is not the responsibility of womanhood that she reluctantly must take up but the decision to be a woman at all that she must make.
Cohen, Cathy J.
Gray is drab and boring, which is how Frankie sees her hometown and her life in it. Because of his light skin, Frankie tells him he should go to Cuba and live there apparently because he would face less prejudice there since he looks like most Cubans.
She will not forget her childhood years, but she realizes that they are in her past.
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