Ivor’s theatrical lover, Ronnie, moves into Anna’s flat without warning in the third section of Free Women. Anna hates his vanity and effeminacy, which she sees as a parody of women and “‘normal’ love.” Despite her fears that nobody else would take him in and his attempts to ingratiate her, Anna kicks Ronnie out of the apartment at the end of the section, but he briefly returns in the following portion of Free Women.
Ronnie Character Timeline in The Golden Notebook
The timeline below shows where the character Ronnie appears in The Golden Notebook. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Free Women: 3
...might be a stronger version of the “cold evasive emotion” straight men feel for women. Ronnie is singing, seemingly “mocking ‘normal’ love,” and Anna worries about “all this” affecting Janet. He... (full context)
...has to bring Janet dinner. When she does, Janet asks whether Anna likes Ivor and Ronnie—Anna says she does like them, but Janet knows she actually despises Ronnie, “because he makes... (full context)
Free Women: 4