Saturday, April 13, 2013
Throughout the novel, Sabina leads a very light life, however sometimes she tiptoes on the brink of a more heavy one. She has a chance with Franz to really commit to something and become more heavy in her ways. However their misunderstandings lead Sabina to abandon the possibility of their real love. She instead runs away and leaves Franz estranged from his wife and without his lover. Sabina is never willing to make a commitment unless she knows it is right, and she never thinks that it is right. Next, when Teresa and Tomas's son calls Sabina to let her know that they have died, Teresa regrets her decision to leave. She feels that Teresa and Tomas had a perfect life and that she wanted it too. This shows how she is ever on the brink of a heavy life, but that she stays light, never willing to make a commitment.