I am not quite sure yet, but it seems that the interludes reflect not only the time of day, but also the phase of life the six characters are at. Part one denotes dawn, the beginning of a fresh day full of possibilities, as is early childhood, in part two the sun continues to rise, the day becomes clearer, it starts to take shape if you will, which is again reflected by the soliloquies that follow when the characters are in school, adolescent.
As far as the characters go, Louis, Jinny, and Rhoda i feel are a little easier to understand. Louis is insecure as a child, he constantly compares himself and his heritage with his peers, but he seems to be developing a desire to prove himself. Jinny seems to be a vibrant outgoing person, who lives in the moment. Her physicality is a distinguishing trait. Rhoda however lives in a world of her own. She finds extraordinary abstractions in ordinary life, her existence is on a plane of mental solitude.
I could not however figure out Bernard and Neville, except that Bernard is more verbose of the two, even garrulous at times. Susan is still a conundrum to me.
I think this demonstrates Louis's sense of himself as not fitting in. His early characterisation indicates that he is embarrassed as a child by his Australian accent and his poorer background. Think from a child's perspective who is thrown in a group where he is perhaps intimidated by everyone else, he is constantly in self doubt, and maybe a little apprehensive of what others might think of him. He thus chooses solitude over possible confrontation hoping no one finds him at his hiding place "Oh Lord, let them pass. Lord, let them lay their butterflies on a pocket-handkerchief on the gravel. Let them count out their tortoise-shells, their red admirals and cabbage whites. But let me be unseen"
Any other thoughts on this people?
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