Educated people know that red has the highest frequency in the
light spectrum. The rest know that red means love, or for some...
blood. In the lesson 'Appointment with Love', written by Sulamith -
Ish Kishore, it Stands significant in the form of a rose - A Red
Rose. The story of why this red rose was important and how did it
make its significance through its use as a Catalyst is elaborate.
To cut it Short, yes, the red rose is the premiere Catalyst which
helped Lt. Blanford identify Hollis Meynell. The Story of
Lt.Blanford and Hollis Meynell is as I stated earlier - elaborate.
But let us get Started from the point where Lt. Blanford is waiting
for the woman who has written so many letters and has truly
inspired him - Six minutes to Six. Lt. Blanford and Hollis Meynell
decide to meet each other personally at the Grand Central Station
in New York. Hollis would identify Blanford through the book "Of
Human Bondage" and Hollis, as both of them had agreed upon would
wear a red rose in her suit lapel. The most important role of the
rose was the identification of Hollis to Blanford. Secondly, it
also kept Blanford from not making a mistake in identifying Hollis
Meynell in his state of anxiety and nervousness. Hollis, on the
other hand, had assigned a different role to the 'role' - of proof
of Lt. Blanford's true love to Hollis' character and not her looks.
She asked a middle-aged woman to wear the rose in her suit lapel so
that she could test whether Blanford's love was true or just
materialist, based on Hollis' looks or even worse - just for the
need of a person to console him when he was lonely. When Blanford
asked the middle aged woman for permission to take her to dinner,
the rose, the love and trust significant red rose served its
purpose of testing Blanford's love for Hollis, which proved to be
true, and therefore in the building of trust between Hollis and
Blanford's relationship. Thus is assured Blanford's love towards
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