Several different types of relationships exist between the characters.
The contradiction of these two sides of Brett show her inability to fully take on the role of a prize woman or the role of an autonomous woman thus causing Brett to float around between the definition of a traditional Victorian wife, and that of a free woman within the new century.
Bill features the inability of a man to maintain a close friendship with another man and inform him of his fondness for the relationship without being seen as a faggot. The participation of women within the war effort and their mass contributions to positions that were previously considered to be only habitable by men allowed for a shift in gender roles to emerge, muddying the lines between male and female Martin 65which further contributed to the overarching anxiety felt by all members of society during this time.
Therefore, they are given to resenting others. We start the story by seeing his day to day in Paris and how the appearance of Lady Ashley interferes with it. There's an immense amount of detail in the story about the environment, most specifically the bars and beverages drank in said bars, but very little on the emotions of people.
Rudat, Wolfgang E.