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Women’s Influence on the Development of David Lurie’s Character (Coetzee, 1999)

Lurie’s own conclusion motivated this examination of the influence of women on his character: “The truth is, he had never had much of an eye for rural life, despite all his reading of Wordsworth.  Not much of an eye for anything except pretty girls, and where has that got him?” (p. 218). Of course, the question of “where” is rhetorical, but the question of why the persona of the scholar no longer allowed him to indulge his “eye for…pretty girls” was the central question in a novel focusing  on changes in South Africa since 1994, when Apartheid ended. The “scholar” with an Eye for Pretty Girls As the only boy in a house of loving women, whom he, in turn,…