Throughout the Series
As the Dickinson family heads to the opera, Emily is entranced by the soprano’s performance in La traviata, which is full of zeal as she watches the opera play out across the stage.
After the performance, she seeks out May, who delivers some tough love advice to Emily about fame and fortune: “There’s no such thing as forever … If you’re seen then you’re exposed. Everything that’s exposed — well, it goes stale.” As Emily ponders May’s performance and the empty theater, she is forced to think about what fame really has to offer her, and why she’s pursuing it so relentlessly.
- Emily Dickinson - friend