Why I like Lucy much more than I like Emma!
Dear "J&H" Enthusiasts,
I have listened to the soundtrack from "J&H" many times since I got it this year, and I have decided that I like Lucy MUCH more than I like Emma. In fact, I have decided that I don't like Emma at all!
Why? Well, I personally believe that even though Lucy has a much worse life than Emma has, Lucy wants something more from life. She's not afraid to feel many confused emotions, and yet, through it all, she wants to improve herself, become intelligent, reach for a better life, etc.
Emma, on the other hand, becomes one more of Broadway's foolish, head-over-heels, 110% hormonally-driven, silly, brainless, wasting away, lovesick girls who do everything wrong, and gain only the ability to be a tragic heroine because of their actions. She wants her father to let her go, but she ONLY wants him to do so so that she can go off chasing Henry as he chases his dreams. When she asserts her independence in front of Simon, she practically negates all that she's said, because when Henry enters the room, she says, "I'm complete!", meaning that HENRY COMPLETES HER! SHE'S no strong, independent, willful woman! She's just one more hormonal, "I'm gonna be wild by running after the rebel whom nobody likes!" type of girl!
Emma has it all, and she EVEN has a father who is willing to warn her about her precious Henry, but she won't listen. She won't even have ANY dreams for herself that are NOT Henry's dreams. Even HENRY tries to warn her about his precarious position in life, but she STILL won't listen to reason. In my opinion, she and Christine from "The Phantom of The Opera" would make the perfect college roomies; they could sit together, sipping tea, and remembering their strange, tortured lovers! ACK! Pass the Pepto, quick, I'm shurr!
I'd rather play the role of Lucy ANY DAY! SHE COULD have been written to be shallow, but she actually has a brain, a love for two men, AND some dreams for herself! Why did SHE have to be the MORE tragic of the two female leads in "J&H"?
Which of the two main female characters do YOU like more, and why?
Thank you in advance for your replies.