10-26-2007 12:05 PM - edited 11-07-2007 04:51 PM
Lucy talks about the bridge: “Crossing this bridge, the convicts -- at least the ones without money or influence -- came to understand that all hope was lost” [p. 320].
How does the historical function of the bridge, as well as the myths surrounding it, relate to characters’ lives?
As you read the book, in light of this information, consider what the title means to the story.
Message Edited by Jessica on 11-07-2007 04:51 PM
11-10-2007 12:58 AM
11-10-2007 11:44 PM
Did anyone notice the book cover art for the Bridge of Sighs? The bridge on the cover is split in two. One half is the Bridge of Sighs in Venice and the other half is the bridge from Lucy's childhood in Thomaston. Pretty neat. I didn't notice it until I looked at the cover closely.
It's funny that you mentioned this. I just noticed it tonight as I was finishing the book and really looked at the cover closely.
The footbridge that was so instrumental in Lou's problems was like the Bridge of Sighs--once you crossed both, your former life was a thing of the past.
11-12-2007 02:39 PM - edited 11-12-2007 02:40 PM
Message Edited by Pgibbs2341 on 11-12-2007 02:40 PM