Fanny Price from Of Human Bondage is an art student that Philip meets. She is not a very good artist, though, and is desperate to become one. Philip strikes up a friendship with her, mainly because everyone else seems to dislike her. Her people skills are lacking, but this doesn't stop Philip from befriending her. He doesn't seem to notice that she is in trouble or poor. One day he receives a letter from her asking him to come and see her. He does and finds that she's hung herself after suffering for a week without food.