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|Young Jolyon and Bosinney
Written by Rebecca Ann
(10/5/2004 11:54 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Diagnosis of a Forsyte, penned by Golda
I believe Young Jolyon knows exactly what Bosinney's intentions are and doesn't know quite what to do. He doesn't want June hurt by a broken engagement, but at the same time he doesn't want her to suffer through an unhappy marriage--the sort of marriage he had with her mother. He can't express this to his daughter or his father. He's talking to Bosinney as someone who was in a very similar position and chose to end his marriage, and Bosinney knows this. Jo's a Forsyte, he can't just tell Bosinney "Look, son, you'd better throw my daughter over right now before the damage gets any worse. Good luck on that thing with my cousin's wife."
I'm pretty annoyed with Bosinney. Does he intend to marry June after all this? Or is he too much of a coward to break it off with her? Can he imagine the elder Forsytes would be anything but happy to see the penniless architect out of her life? I doubt there would be a breach of promise suit. Is Bosinney waiting until he collects payment from Soames to deal with the problem? Or perhaps his connection with June is a good reason to be at family functions, where he can see Irene. I can't believe he is oblivious to what he's doing to a woman he cared enough about to consider marrying.
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