Who is May Welland?
From the paper:
“From the beginning, May is portrayed as the picture of innocence: she wears white, has a rosy glow, and is constantly carrying the Biblical lilies-of-the-valley. The descriptions Archer uses for her emphasize youth, athleticism, purity. He compares her, “in her dress of white and silver, with a wreath of silver blossoms in her hair,” to “a Diana just alight from the chase” (58-59).
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In another instance, in “weather to call out May’s radiance, he sees her burning like a young maple in the frost (71).