Lucinda (Don Quixote) Lucinda is a character in Miguel Cervantes’ 17th century masterpiece, Don Quixote, in which the hero strives to maintain and uphold virtue in a world gone mad (as is he, himself). Lucinda is a docile and obedient daughter, who spurns her true love, Cardenio, to marry the man of her parents’ choice, Don Fernando. Don Fernando has won her by betraying the friendship of Cardenio, which drives the young man mad with jealousy and thwarted love. The bad boy, Fernando, has already taken the virtue of another woman, ruining her reputation forever. On top of all this, he’s a bigamist. Lucinda’s mom and dad aren’t exactly models of parental protection for their daughter! All’s well that ends well, however, and Cardenio plays tit-for-tat, tricking Don Fernando and reclaiming Lucinda for himself. Lucinda seems happy with this outcome, but we wonder if she didn’t sometimes feel like a football…
Lucinda Leplastrier (Oscar and Lucinda) Lucinda is a one half of the title characters in Australian writer Peter Carey’s 1988 novel, Oscar and Lucinda, which was also made into a 1997 film with Cate Blanchett as Lucinda. She is a young Australian heiress who is headstrong and independent, with a strange love for glass (she owns a glass works) and a penchant for gambling (not exactly the Victorian woman’s usual mode of entertainment). This alone puts her rather outside the normal boundaries of society, so she seems a perfect partner for the equally marginalized Oscar, the young Anglican aqua-phobic minister who is likewise a gambler. Indeed, their shared quirkiness brings them together, with glass and water both playing a huge part in their shared destiny. Lucinda takes the biggest gamble of her life on Oscar, and he on her, with consequences worthy of their larger-than-life individual natures.
Lucinde (The Doctor in Spite of Himself) Lucinde is a character in Molière’s 1666 play, The Doctor in Spite of Himself. Lucinde is a young woman faking an illness (being unable to speak) in order to avoid marrying a man her father has chosen for her, Horace, over her own beloved, Leandre. An unlikely doctor (actually a woodcutter who is the victim of a trick) attends her, discovers the reasoning behind her fakery, and assists the young couple in eloping. It’s all very improbable, very dated, and very much fun. Lucinde proves that it is better to be the daughter of a rich man than a poor, but then, we already knew that.
Lucinda - a song by Tom Waits
Lucinda - a song by Randy Newman
Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine) - How can Lucinda the fairy's blessing be such a curse? At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of a foolish fairy's gift -- the "gift' of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse -- once and for all. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Famous People Named Lucinda - Lucinda Williams (musician); Lucinda Jenney (actress)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lucinda - Lloyd Bridges (actor)
Lucinda - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lucinda.