First Love: A Novel Quotes

Gwendoline Riley
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I’d given my freedom away. Time and again. As if I had contempt for it. Or was it hopeless I felt, that I was so negligent? Or did it hardly matter, in fact? If I could just dissolve myself, as I always had, in time, in art, when I felt loss or lack.”
-- Neve (Part VI: Chapter 5)

Importance: This quote provides readers with the clearest understanding of Neve's personality. She feels as though she is trapped in her marriage with Edwyn. She feels like she cannot leave because she does not have enough money to leave him. This takes away a large portion of her freedom. Neve lacks freedom within her marriage as well. She is not allowed to drink with her friends and she cannot make a mess in the apartment. She is being controlled by Edwyn but Neve is also controlling herself yet feels as though it is against her will. She...

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