The correlation between, love, beauty, and truth are strongly demonstrated through Louise and her daughter Isabella-Marie. When Louise looks at Isabella-Marie she sees the truth of her ugliness, yet doesn’t see true beauty nor feel a connection for love. Isabella-Marble Is Like her mother on the Inside but not on the out. Louise does not care for the Inside which Is unfortunate for Isabella-Marble because It Is the only thing she had going for her. This leaves Isabella-Marble to being nothing but an ugly girl. When Louise looks at Patrice she only sees the reflection of her own beauty.
She sent realize or care for nothing else because beauty is what only matters to her. Louse’s love for beauty caused her to be blinded from the truth. Isabella-Marbles desire to be loved for her inner beauty causes her to elude the truth. Louise was so infatuated with Patricide’s beauty that she believed that there should be no need to care for anything else. This is where it goes wrong for Isabella-Marie because if she’s not beautiful, she’s entirely nothing in Louse’s eyes. This makes Isabella-Marble feel like a wasted unwanted child even though she would be a perfect child to any other parent and being loved for the right reasons.
Louise felt that she didn’t need to give Isabella-Marble any attention since she was already devoting It all to Patrice and living off of Patches beauty. As Louise gave In so much care and love over Patricide’s beauty, she realized that she wanted the same thing for herself. She was desired to be loved over how Patrice was loved. What she didn’t realized was that she would be loved for the wrong reason. She then found Lana which gave her everything she wanted, which was basically fake love. Why would she want fake love? At this point in time Louise had nothing for or to herself.
This is why she Just accepted Lana and allowed him to take all the attention onto himself and away from Patrice. Louise went so low that she would do anything to just have this feeling back since she has nothing else. Isabella-Marie relates to this because she does the exact same thing In believing she has no one to give her this feeling and would do whatever It takes to get It. In Isabella-Marries case, she finds a blind man named Michael and tells him everything he wants to hear, even though they were all lies. Isabella- Marie goes just as low as her mother in the sense of doing what it takes to get whatever attention they can.
Louise made Isabella-Marie realize how ugly she was by not paying her any attention at all which convinces Isabella-Marie to elude the truth by lying to Michael. By lying to Michael and telling him how beautiful she is and how beautiful their girl is, Michael gives Isabella-Marie the attention and love she always wanted. Once Michael gets his vision back, he realizes that Isabella- Marie lied to him about everything Just for the love and attention. He ends up leaving her. This brings Isabella-Marie back all the way to square one which is exactly where she started off, being unwanted, unattended, and unloved all for her ugliness.
At this same time during Isabella-Marries relationship, Louise had the relationship of her own with Lana. Both Louse’s and Isabella-Manes lives gotten better. And unloved because his mother and sisters attention is now somewhere else. This leaves Patrice to do whatever it takes him to get the attention back from his mother. This is Patricide’s turn to gas low as he can now. He does this by getting a horse and running over Lana to take him out of the equation between him and Louise. All that is left now are the same three family members that seek nothing but love and attention, yet their chances got eliminated when they had it.
They have nobody but themselves which leads to nothing but evil. Isabella-Marie doesn’t want it to go back to the old ways of how she is Just left out and watches Louise give Patrice all the love and attention. This crazily leads Isabella-Marie to bring Patrice down to her level. She does this by tricking Patrice into putting his face over a boiling pot of water, and burning his face, leaving him ugly like herself. Louise has nothing to show love and attention for towards Patrice leaving him to be exactly in the same position as Isabella-Marie. All three of them are now left unloved, and unattended.
Isabella-Marie and Louise had come a long way through the search for nothing but love, beauty, and truth. In the end they are both left with nothing but loneliness, hatred, and distrust. They came the longest way for the complete opposite of what they were looking for yet the whole time was right in front of them. They both were blinded and didn’t realize what they really had. Both of these characters reveal throughout this novella that the love for beauty out weighs truth, never the less, the decisions that they make to reconcile with themselves and one another distinguishes the characters of Isabella-Marie and Louise.