Posted by Sendra on September 30, 1997 at 19:01:46:
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.
] ] 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. And Darcy is NOT exactly perfect either...He makes me more angry than Rochester ever did.
I agree. I've never thought of him as a jerk; actually since
I'm not as strong as Jane, I probably would have just
fell to him. But that's not very feminist. Darcy is nice, but
too unromantic. I remember reading P&P, longing for a Bronte guy to come in. Mr. Rochester is so interesting, passionate.
I don't think there are too many literary heroes that can
compete with him.
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