“Women like me don’t have a life. We choose clothes and pay calls and work for charity and do the season. But, really, we’re stuck in a waiting room until we marry.” “I’ve made you angry.” “My life makes me angry, not you.”
I wish Mary would have told her father and Matthew how she wound up with Pamuk in her bed.
Both men must be left thinking she invited him to her room and that was not true. She was a young girl put in a compromising position and then seduced by a visitor. Big difference.
I did give Matthew credit for trying to understand. It was clear when he said “If you loved him,” he could understand her having sex with him. Very forward thinking for a man in 1920. Yet, Mary says it was lust and need for excitement. He didn’t despise her anyway, but I would have liked to hear what he had to say if all details were given.