D. Dress

A red smock in a pinafore-like cut, dungarees perhaps, line Lucy’s days. It is the representation of modernity during this period that causes women to dress in the latest fits from Robinson’s. Lucy often wanders through the shopping halls at Raffles Place pondering the quality of dresses on display, she bristles at the particles of dust against the windowsills and feels an unrelenting urge to wash her hands. This maniacal back -and-forth pacing from public toilets to the window displays causes her a great deal of distress and she wonders why she leaves the house at all.