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Oscar and Lucinda Ch. 20-35: Gambling & Glass

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I have been struck by the similarities in Oscar and Lucinda's characters. Both have been brought up in fairly isolated circumstances by parents of strong opinions. Both are quite self-willed and stubborn, and both are overtaken by a strong passion - Oscar by a passion for gambling, and Lucinda for the glass factory.

I am looking forward to seeing how things progress. I can't think that either passion will lead to a happy conclusion, and with two such strong personalities, there are bound to be fireworks once they meet.

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I have been struck by the similarities in Oscar and Lucinda's characters. Both have been brought up in fairly isolated circumstances by parents of strong opinions. Both are quite self-willed and stubborn, and both are overtaken by a strong passion - Oscar by a passion for gambling, and Lucinda for the glass factory.

 

I am looking forward to seeing how things progress. I can't think that either passion will lead to a happy conclusion, and with two such strong personalities, there are bound to be fireworks once they meet.

 

At least they both have a passion for gambling at cards, especially poker. I'm just at the point when they've been discovered playing in Oscar's church. Oh dear, what will the bishop say!

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At least they both have a passion for gambling at cards, especially poker. I'm just at the point when they've been discovered playing in Oscar's church. Oh dear, what will the bishop say!
I haven't got that far.

Lucinda discovered cribbage a couple of chapters after I started this thread this morning, but Oh Dear, it suggests that their relationship is even more likely to lead to trouble...and they haven't even met yet!

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Lucinda's love of gambling allows her to slip into the male world, and while giving her an entrance into that one it also blocks off her relationship with women who see her as a threat to their reputation. Ocsar also has doors closed on him when his gambling is revealed. I always loved Oscar's means of claiming that God helped him and that he only gambled when he needed to as if that makes it acceptable.

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