I definitely see how the characters are sexually frustrated in this novel. First when the girls are talking she says, “I did feel, as she said, ‘drawn towards her,’ but there was also something of repulsion. By her saying this it shows that she is confused as how to feel to another woman. She thinks that she is beautiful and she really has feelings for her but is confused because it is a girl liking a girl. I do not think that the girl is repulsed because she does not think she is that Carmilla is beautiful and nice, she is repulsed because she does not think that it is normal or accepted to like another female. When they began talking about death they say, “But to die as lovers may—to die together, so that they may live together. Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when the summer comes; but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don’t you see—each with their peculiar propensities, necessities and structure. So says Monsieur Buffon, in his big book in the next room.” I think that this means that it is hard to become the person that you will be. You have to pass through the rough times to get through to the good ones. Also, after Carmilla kisses her she says, “’I have been in love with no one, and never shall,’ she whispered, ‘unless it should be you.’” And then she goes on to say, “I live in you; and you would die for me, I love you so.” This is where they finally show their true emotions and put behind the thoughts that two females loving each other is wrong. Also, she keeps thinking about how beautiful Carmilla is and how soft her skin. I believe that at the beginning of the novel both these characters are very sexually frustrated but towards the end of part one, they begin to reveal their true selves and except who they are.