Rain Themes & Symbolism

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Perverse Desire

Thompson is reputed to be a woman of loose morality, although her behavior does not particularly indicate this to be certainly the case. In any event, she does enjoy music, smoking, drinking, and dancing - . She's a common enough person by nearly any standard. Davidson, however, sees in Thompson a woman of ill breeding and, worse, a degraded and debauched sinner. He determines, through faulty logic, that Thompson is in fact a prostitute seeking a new work locale. Davidson thereafter sets about destroying Thompson. Once he has succeeded, Thompson appears to crumble and seeks Davidson's guiding light out of her putatively sinful situation. Thompson becomes despondent, disheveled, and unkempt. Her saucy attitude changes to humility, her stylish dress changes to unwashed nightclothes and stocking-less feet, and her raucous habits change into prayer, weeping, and Bible study. Thompson as the penitent sinner inspired, in Davidson, a profound...

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