Tue 24 Oct 2006
The most interesting aspect of Margherite’s character in part two is her apparant obsession with sex. Yes she has a wandering soul and can never settle into one way of life but it seems she has that problem with men in a more concrete way. In her years before meeting Alberto she spent nights with men she had just met and enjoyed the feeling of being a stranger in someones arms. This restlessness is actually more subtle later on in the novel. Even though Margherite has a problem with staying just with Alberto, atleast she starts to feel more connection to the men around her and feels more than the physical. After she comes back from the separation she may have been distant, but atleast she began to be there for her family as a whole, so her obsession with sex subsided to be just an obsession with attention.