that story. Though only briefly mentioned Marie Swainsons character may also be important as she in many ways acts as a rival to Mathilda. The-girl-before-her has just started playing MacDowell's "To an Iceberg.". "Sit over there in the sofa corner, little lady.". If anything Mathilda has become an independent woman despite her mothers attempts to control her. "Shall I take the repeat?" "Yes, dear child. Hasn't anyone written poems to the wind? Her fingers tremble so that she can't undo the knot in the music satchel. Both girls are of similar age and the fact that Mathilda is unable to control her dress in the wind suggests at least symbolically that Maria may be a sexual rival to Mathilda. There is also no doubting that Mathilda is discontent with her life.
Written on the Wind
Archetypes in The North Wind and the Sun
Harnessing the Power of Wind
"Is that you, Bogey?" "Come for a walk round the esplanade, Matilda. his voice is far, far too kind. He doesn't exactly laugh at you. There's the post office clock chiming for the last time. Imagine leaving anything out on the line in weather like this. It is so comfortable.