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|Punishing himself through her?
Written by JanELT
(10/29/2008 9:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Couldn't agree more, penned by Deborah Y
I think the second half of the novel explained the first half of the book when CW's treatment of Anne was cruel and unusual, as though he was trying to punish himself through her. I agree with Deborah Y's note that you have to accept both sides of CW's intensity to get the whole man.
As far as stability was concerned, I disagree with the part of his letter that said he was "never inconstant." I think the constant one was Anne. I think CW had his roller-coaster moments, and only discerning Anne saw that.
Ch 23: Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.
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