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Was Lurie a man to be condemned This book is about David Lurie a successful professor who is 52 years old Hes divorced twice and he doesnt seem to get over it very well It looks like he sees women as his own possessions but whenever there is a woman with self-esteem he describes her as unattractive He may does this because he knows that he is weaker than her and he is afraid that she wouldnt want him When he meets Melanie he immediately sees that she is not a very strong woman She lets other people like her father or her boyfriend tell her what she is should do So it is easy for Lurie to take her to his house and do with her whatever he wants In this way you could easily say that Lurie is to be condamned He doesnt care about other people especially women he just does whatever pleases him the most He knows exactly that Melanie is not strong enough in her mind to resist him in any way And still he wants her even though he notices that she doens want him at all Another point is that Lurie doesnt confess that he was wrong He never says that what happened between him and Melanie was his responsibility or his fault He always talks about the two of them but he never admits that it came from him He was the one who saw her and asked her to come with him But he dosent want to understand that women are human beings with feelings and that he cant do with them whatever he wants to Only when his own daughter was raped and he couldnt do anything against it he starts to understand what he did to Melanie Lucy doesnt want to talk about it just because it causes too much pain He sees that it is not easy for
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