A Tattered Page: Justine

Tonight's presentation brings you the third installment featuring A Tattered Page, a new Second Life event. The event is quarterly and the theme is based on a book. A real book...not a movie! The book used for inspiration the first round is Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. In order to participate in this event, everyone involved had to read the story and interpret it with their designs/blog posts.The exclusive items designed by the participating designers will be available at their stores between November 7th - 30th.

In my last three posts about A Tattered Page I featured select quotes and images featuring Dr. Frankenstein, his Creation, and Elizabeth. The turbulent relationship between Dr. Frankenstein and his Creation took the lives of several innocents. One of the more tragic deaths in the book was that of Justine. She was a young adopted servant in the Frankenstein family home, who had been educated at a higher level than a normal servant of the time. She was treated as more of a part of the family, loved as a member of the household and care for closely. Her only crime in the story is choosing the wrong place to spend the night.



"She then related that, by the permission of Elizabeth, she had passed the evening of the night on which the murder had been committed at the house of an aunt at Chene, a village situated at about a league from Geneva. On her return, at about nine o'clock, she met a man, who asked her if she had seen anything of the child who was lost."


"She was alarmed by this account, and passed several hours in looking for him, when the gates of Geneva were shut, and she was forced to remain several hours of the night in a barn belonging to a cottage, being unwilling to call up the inhabitants, to whom she was well known."


"Most of the night she spent here watching; towards morning she believed that she slept for a few minutes; some steps disturbed her, and she awoke. It was dawn, and she quitted her asylum, that she might again endeavour to find my brother." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 8)



"Justine also was a girl of merit, and possessed qualities which promised to render her life happy: now all was to be obliterated in an ignominious grave; and I the cause! A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine; but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman, and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me."


"The appearance of Justine was calm. She was dressed in mourning; and her countenance, always engaging, was rendered, by the solemnity of her feelings, exquisitely beautiful. Yet she appeared confident in innocence, and did not tremble, although gated on and execrated by thousands; for all the kindness which her beauty might otherwise have excited, was obliterated in the minds of the spectators by the imagination of the enormity she was supposed to have committed. She was tranquil, yet her tranquillity was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced as a proof of her guilt, she worked up her mind to an appearance of courage." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 8)



"We entered the gloomy prison-chamber, and beheld Justine sitting on some straw at the farther end; her hands were manacled, and her head rested on her knees. She rose on seeing us enter; and when we were left alone with her, she wept bitterly. My cousin wept also."


"I did confess; but I confessed a lie. I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins. The God of heaven forgive me! Ever since I was condemned, my confessor has besieged me; he threatened and menaced, until I almost began to think that I was the monster that he said I was. He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments, if I continued obdurate. Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch doomed to ignominy and perdition. What could I do? In an evil hour I subscribed to a lie; and now only am I truly miserable." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 8)



AVATAR:
Style by Kira, Tibby Skin Gatcha 4, 100l
Anna Shapes, Sharon
Pale Empress, Justine Hair, 195l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
Slink - AvEnhance Feet Female High, 675l
✫ Pale Empress, Justine Tears, 95l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event

OUTFIT:
✫ KC Couture Monika Heels, 290l
✫ Photo 1 & 2: Pale Empress, Justine Dress, 295l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
✫ Photo 1 & 2: House of Rain, Find Forever Gone, 395l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
✫ Photo 3 & 4: Greymoon, Mourning Elizabeth Dress, 75l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
✫ Photo 3 & 4: Greymoon, Mourning Elizabeth Sleeve 25l, , Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
✫ Photo 3 & 4: Atomic Faery, Miniature Portrait Set, 249l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event

POSES:
✫ Photo 1: Eternal Dreams, Summerish 01
✫ Photo 2: Eternal Dreams, Casual Girl 09
✫ Photo 3: Eternal Dreams, Trisha 09, 90l @The Thrift Shop til Nov. 30.
✫ Photo 4: Eternal Dreams, Liberty 04, 90l @The Thrift Shop til Nov. 30.



1 comment:

  1. Wow, I really love the darkness around the avatar in these photos. I really draws your eye to the avatar. Beautifully done!

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