exactly. and that is AFTER he's seen her signature and completely repudiates her. that crushes me. i don't usually buy the over-the-top altruism demanded of 'virtuous' female protagonists, but something about it is believable for me this time. it's a very common scenario, but at this point most sopranos just start reproaching the guy for unfairness, or they keep trying to plead their own case. lucia engages instantly with what it feels like to be him, and just wants him saved from the state that he's in.If I recalled it correctly, she said something like “God, save him in this furious moment” during the wedding.
it's not a counter to the dynamic of chi me frena a moment before; it's an extension of it. what does he say in chi me frena? "what restrains me? empathy. pity." he sees the state that she's in, and he can't prioritize his own feels over that.
and do you notice the chorus througout the whole opera? THEY show compassion for him as well - not merely at the end because he's just stabbed himself. just mapping the times they address him as 'sciagurato' and the times they say 'sfortunato' reveals a whole lot. and then there's her brother . . . 'she's my blood, and i've betrayed her'.
her mad scene is very concrete and sensory. did you notice that? light the incense . . . strew the flowers . . . i heard his voice . . . shed bitter tears on my corpse. these are references to physical reality. and if you recall that 'heaven' was also a very concrete reality to most people then, then everything she says is so reality-based. "you'll be down here, and i'll be up there, and one day you'll be there too."Lucia doesn’t seem like Te user.
i think she's a rational. so determined. and such a planner. even her pleading with the count is a kind of reasoning - to say nothing of when she gets down to cases and starts outright negotiating. plus, the scene in the dungeon is almost funny. she getsI would like to say that she is not a Ne user. I cannot tell much.
with manrico because he can't stick to the point and get gone. and she tries to keep him from finding out that she's poisoned herself. never says goodbye. never does any gushing at him. there's nothing much in her part about feels, really. it's all pragmatism.frustrated
i haven't. i will read just about anything written after about 1910 but i can NOT do books that came before then. it's probably available on that site that's tried to scan copies of everything in the world that was ever in print and is now copyright free. i can't remember its name right now though.Have you read “The bride of Lammermoor”,
i did look it up on wikipedia and apparently it has one of the lamest, most anticlimactic and straight-up SILLY endings i've ever heard of. i won't spoiler you though.