What Has Happened To Lulu by Charles Causley (Meaning (STANZA 1 (The…
What Has Happened To Lulu
by Charles Causley
The persona, a young boy is asking his mother where his sister, Lulu is. He says there is nothing on her bed except an old rag-doll and a shoe by its side.
The persona is asking his mother why Lulu's window is open and her money-box is missing.
The persona asks his mother why she is turning her head away and crying. He asks her again why she crumples and throws the note into the fire and tells him that nothing is wrong.
The persona wants to know why his mother is saying that the voices and the roar of an engine he heard are just a dream. The roar of an engine implies that his sister, Lulu was driven away in a car.
The persona heard somebody cry in pain or anger but his mother tells him that it must have been the wind.
The persona wants his mother to explain why she is confused and what has happened to his older sister, Lulu.
Running Away From Homer
Family Ties and Kinship
Coping With Loss of Family Member
Love Between Family Members
Confusion and Puzzlement
Late at night/during dark