Posted by Linda on September 30, 1997 at 15:53:41:
In response to Roch. not that bad!, written by Luisa on September 30, 1997 at 15:27:32
] selfish. It was unfair to Jane and to Blanche Ingram, for
] I agree with it being unfair to Jane, but Blanche Ingram, no way. She´s after Rochester for his money and position. She deserves everything that comes her way.
Whatever the character of Blanche and no matter how deserving she is of losing her quest, it was still very wrong of Rochester to lead her on.
] ] I am with you, Margie. I need a quick dose of Darcy or Knightly or Captain Wentworth as an antidote to Rochester.
] Come on, Rochester does repent in the end and he even tried to save Bertha from the fire.
But we are not yet "at the end". I expect that I will feel sorrier still for Rochester (I feel sorry for him already), but I doubt that I will change my mind about his actions. As I said before, I understand that he was misused and betrayed, but I do not think that gives him license to run roughshod over the feelings of others.
And Darcy is NOT exactly perfect either...He makes me more angry than Rochester ever did.
None of JA's characters are perfect, but Darcy, Knightly and Wentworth are honorable men. I do not think that Rochester shares that characteristic.
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