The book is reminiscent of a Shakespearean tragedy depicting how a series of wrong decisions can lead to a complicated life. It highlights the consequences resulting from those decisions and emphasizes the agony from the perspective of the one whose life is on the wrong track.
It is a lesson in futility with focus on the struggle to correct the wrong decisions and the courage it takes to change direction.
It is to be hoped that every young person who has considered an affair with a professor will read this book and decide to choose wisely. Unlike our Weeping Rose, they may avoid causing their own personal tragedy!