In the Middle of the Night Themes & Characters

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Well-presented and thoroughly believable characters are essential to the success of the story of In the Middle of the Night. Lulu, although offstage for most of the novel, is crucial to events unfolding as they do. Lulu begins as a bright and playful child who makes up plays based on books or motion pictures, but her playing Cathy dying in Wuthering Heights presages the lifelong role she eventually chooses for herself. The accident at the Globe is the key event that motivates her character and most of the action of the novel. "I still dream after all this time of the way she stared at me out of the wreckage," writes Dave; her eyes were blank, her heart had stopped— she was for a moment dead. The experience terrified her: Becoming a blank! A Terrifying blank! Unable to think and yet aware, knowing...

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