She had long pink-gold hair and eyes as blue as a peacock’s neck. How does the simile in the sentence develop Lucynell’s character? The description of Lucynell’s hair and eyes emphasizes her strong religious convictions. The description of Lucynell’s hair and eyes lends her an image of angelic innocence. This description underscores the idea that Lucynell is poorly educated and inarticulate. This description shows how Lucynell’s appearance makes her a target for Mr. Shiftlet’s cruelties.