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The meaning of the fluttering pigeons in the last scene is a complex one. There is no evidence that the scene symbolizes Lily's change of heart and her submission to Craigan's values. It depicts a moment of delight, which is applauded by the pigeons. The pigeons' celebration of the poetic moment points to their related function in other contexts: birds' freedom and vivacity under the sky, or as they flutter among the machinery in the factory, contrast positively with the unfulfilled lives of most of the characters.

53 I t is interesting that Green uses terms taken from film production to suggest analogies between his own narrative method and painting, as weH as filmic art. This statement is comparable to Eisenstein's idea that the juxtaposition of two filmic images creates a third image which is qualitatively different from the content of either independent image or their sumo In order to be incorporated into a useful methodology for the examination Introduction 27 of Green's fiction, however, Eisenstein's ideas reqmre further investigation.

Ain't they good' said she. 'They are' he said. 231-2) A sudden shift of focus from the factory to the placid domestieity of the Eameses, who are savouring crops from their garden, creates a conflict of planes. The incongruity of atmosphere accentuates the life-denying quality of Bridges's and Walters's states of mind. This conflict of planes draws attention to other montage conBicts. In context, they serve to exalt the Eameses' attempt to build a microcosm of private serenity by eschewing the disturbing forces around them.

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