Fulfill the purpose (The Moon and Sixpence)
Charles Strickland, a man, 40-year-old, a broker, with a happy family, beautiful wife and a son and a daughter. But he left all of that, left London to Paris. Everybody thinks he dumped everything just for a women.
Until the author went after him, and found that he dumped anything for Art--painting. The leading role of this story is Strickland.
There is only Somerset Maugham can create this story in around of the world.
A mature person, in other words, a normal middle aged person, always take the big responsibility. Some of them lead the wealth life to him and his family, others may be poor, but also need to support his whole family. What he can do, what a middle aged person can do. Generally, they just can track the past life and move on. There is little change, this is the plainest period, just follow the track.
However, Strickland dumped all his well life, live poor, no food, even no roof to shelter, he always need to borrow money from his friends to support his life. Maybe He has no talent. At the beginning, his paintings could not be appreciated by nobody, he was nearly dead once he was very sick. His friends，Dirk, a stout friendly Dutchman, save him by carry him to his studio, but Strickland seduced Dirk Stroeve's wife. Strickland do not like her at all, he just wanted to sex and after he finished her nude painting, he had little feeling about her and dumped her, Mrs. Stroeve committed to suicide. Strickland totally without any regret about it.
Strickland left Mrs.Stroeve's nude painting on Dirk's studio. Dirk think it's Strickland's best painting. Strickland is totally out of any bondage.no friend, no money, no food, he is free, could painting.
At the end of the book. Before he was dead he paint pretty wonderful paint, then Strickland is no regret for his whole life, he have fulfilled his purpose.
Strickland always say it doesn't matter a two penny damn to me. I thought the title<Moon and...