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Written by Barb JA
(10/15/2010 7:11 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Okay - a merit mark for the promotion!, penned by Rachel G
LOL at the slobbering dog description. If only people were able to have the devotion and unconditional love of a sweet but slobbery dog.
Your reformed rake comment got me thinking. Yes, it is a fantasy to think love can "fix" what is wrong with a person. And we'll see next week whether Austen takes the story that way. But I would say too that cartoon villains are also fantasy. I've never met a person who schemes evil things from morning to night. There might be pure evil people in the world. Thank goodness I haven't met them. If villainous Henry is capable of the occasional kind impulse he seems more realistic, more human to me- and it makes the story much more interesting and nuanced, which is how I read it. If there's something in the text which shows that particular act of kindness isn't kindness, I guess I'll have to eat my words. :)
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