Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Georgine Sand Miner
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Sep 30 2006
Comment 4 of 4, added on August 4th, 2014 at 5:03 PM.
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Comment 2 of 4, added on April 12th, 2007 at 3:22 AM.
Georgine is a role that I'm currently preparing to play in a workshop performance of "Spoon River Anthology". As commentary on the character of the woman, and in response to the one other comment posted, Georgine is not MEANT to be strong. She is meant to be a woman duped by the institution she found herself in. She was literally the mistress to every man she truly encountered. She never knew where she stood in a relationship. When the one man she was ready to commit to told her that he would rather simply keep her as his mistress, she finally decided that she'd had enough and would ruin his reputation. However, his refusal to leave with her stripped away her delusion of love and relationship and forced her to realize that, as the final line states it, she was only ever "A harlot in body and soul." Who would not wish they had simply been shot? Who would not wish that they could have died before realizing such a thing about themself?
Camille from United States
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