A Spinster's Tale

Who is Lucy from A Spinster's Tale and what is their importance?

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Lucy is Elizabeth's African-American housekeeper. She also appears in the story's conclusion, as she pleads with Elizabeth to stay away from Mr. Speed. Elizabeth defies Lucy wishes and chooses to confront him, perhaps suggesting that Mr. Speed and Lucy represent opposite emotions, like security and fear.

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A Spinster's Tale