Both “Babylon revisited” and “roman fever” are, to a large extent, about characters unable to escape their pasts. Which character, Charlie Wales or Alida Slade, is more responsible, finally, for the manner in which their past catches up to them?
In Babylon revisited, Charlie has returned back to Paris for a couple of reasons. Charlie found many things have changed as he had changed in character too. He had left for business in Prague after his plans in …show more content…
The two ladies were intimate since childhood that they that they had label ready to attach to the other’s name. A few years after their marriages, the two ladies both lost their husbands not many months apart. They both had words of consolation for each other before renewing their intimacy. Mrs. Ashley and Mrs. Slade had similarities in their lives in that they were also in love with the same man.
Mrs. Slade was the wife of the famous corporation lawyer always with an international case to handle. Mrs. Slade felt the big drop from being a wife to a widow. They had moments in life that Mrs. Slade reminisces but the difference after his death was irredeemable. Her son died in his boyhood but she had fought the pain because her husband was still there but now the thought of the boy had become unbearable. She had only her daughter to live up to.
Mrs. Slade introduces a topic about Mrs. Ashley going to see a man one chilly evening and later suffered from cold illness. This was followed by a moment of silence because Mrs. Ashley wasn’t aware that anybody knew about it. They were both seeing the same man who was