You don’t look at all a hopeless figure standing there

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longxianchen

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Hi,
Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover( page 267, chapter 13) by Lawrence (planetebook,here):

"……Every beetle finds its own food;not one man is forced to work for me." (by Clifford)
"Their lives are industrialized and hopeless, and so are ours,"she cried.(by Connie)
"I don’t think they are. That’s just a romanticfigure of speech, a relic of the swooning and die-away romanticism. You don’t look at all a hopeless figure standing there, Connie my dear."

I feel the sentence in blue asks Connie not to look at the figure that way. Now I rephrase the sentence as: you mustn't stand there and look at all a hopeless prospect/scene/sight(=figure). And I think the subject of standing is Connie, rather than the figure.

Could you please give me some help?
Thank you in advance
 
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