Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Desire to Conquer in Jesusville :: Character analysis, Jessy Belle the Second
The interlude in which Vee visits the museum of exotic dancers is quite interesting I think one of the purposes of the scene was too reinforce the idea of transgress that runs by dint ofout the novel. Specifically with this idea of rape, I refer to the desire/ take to hold in and to be get hold ofed. This idea can be illustrated by some(prenominal) of the characters.The first character I will begin with is Jessie Belle. At the fount of their adventure into the mountains, Jessie introduces her truck to distinguish as Jessie Belle the warrant. My shadow Self (pg 84). Trace then adds the comment, Kind of like an alter ego (pg 84). This becomes an interesting logical argument when we later receive a description of Jessie Belle with her truck. Cioffari writes that Trace was impressed, too, by the attainment she used to maneuver the old jeep, forcing it to do her will (pg 85). If we consider Jessie Belle the Second as an extension of Jessie, then we can wait on a affiliation as to how Jessie is in need of subjugation something within her. This need to conquer is manifested in her search for Joshua and the Salvia Divinorum. In finding the plant, Jessie is able to see Joshua for a final time through and through her hallucinations, and at the end of the novel seems to have conquered what she needed in order to move on. A assist instance that reinforces this idea is the interlude which describes Jessies hallucination. Under the influence of the Salvia, Jessie dances and touches herself. It is through this act that we see Jessies consciousness, as it is under the influence of the plant, conquering her unconscious self another illustration of Jessies need to conquer something within her.A second character that we see this idea manifested through is Father Martin. He, like Jessie, is in need of conquering something within. In his case it is his own doubts and fears. Attempting to calm his nerves, Father Martin paces to tire himself. He describes the night as having an overpowering silence and that the night mocked his efforts (pg 75). Father Martin hears the night taunting him, notch from here to kingdom come. For the next six hours I own you. Ill do with you what I will. A few pages later we see an come upon (arguably sexual) in which Martin conquers the silence through his act of ringing the bells.