“And indeed, Now, Voyager reads much more convincingly as a story about self-discovery and awareness than as a conventional love story. Yes, Charlotte undergoes a physical transformation but in the course of the novel, less and less attention is paid to her physical beauty and more is paid to her developing consciousness of the world around her”( Judith Mayne 267).
Charlotte has the opportunity to observe the world around her. The disguise of Renee symbolizes her to take a persona, because she starts the journey unsure of herself. Her recovery is complete until she applies what she learns from Cascade into reality. She gets the option to fall in love, but it is more for her development. Charlotte’s free will is tested when she has a love affair with Jerry. A flashbacks shows that her mother ruined a previous relationship on a cruise with Leslie Trotter. However, She can control the outcome of her romance with Jerry. She chooses a man that her mother would never