Curzon's unborn child - a response
I should have been more specific in my initial argument about Curzon's child. I agree with Kirsty that the idea of the child does highlight Curzon's brief lapse in stoic thinking and behavior. Perhaps it is a brief lapse and nothing more or maybe it actually offers a glimpse of hope for him. It is the death of the child, however, that brings out his stoic nature once again.