Miss Lucy suddenly leaves Hailsham
Her departure is a shock to the students
We later learn Miss Emily fired her for being too idealisitc
Well liked guardian
Often speaks about the future with the students
Tommy describes how she talked to him about his lack of creativity
She later changed her mind and asked him to continue making artwork
'for [his] own sake'
and because it's valuable
Wants to tell the students the truth
Her conversations with Tommy reveal a cautious approach
Ishiguro uses Miss Lucy to foreshadow Tommy's quest to find the truth
Miss Lucy comes up again when Tommy and Kathy visit Madame and Miss Emily
Tommy asks what happened to her
'we had a little trouble with her'
Emphasising the difficulties Miss Lucy caused her
Miss Lucy left because she
'began to have these ideas'
abut making the students more aware of who, or what they were.
She disagreed with how things were done at Hailsham...
...and that Miss Emily was not willing to change
Tommy later suggests that Miss Lucy's way of thinking would have been more beneficial than Miss Emily's
'I think Miss Lucy was right. Not Miss Emily'