I am glad Roch.īs no gentleman.
Posted by Luisa on October 01, 1997 at 06:17:48:
In response to Rochester vs Brandon, written by Denise on September 30, 1997 at 23:33:10
] If you are looking for an honorable man, whose family is not much better than Rochester's, than it has to be Colonel Brandon. Despite the raw deal he was delt, he still conducted himself as a gentleman, not giving in to selfish desires and passions. He won his lady without resorting to tricks and suffered comparitively little. For my part, Brandon wins my heart too.
I also love Brandon, But they are just so different. For me, what makes Rochester so exciting is that he is NOT an Austen gentleman (or any sort of gentleman, for that matter) and is quite imperfect. Jane takes him as he is (up to a certain point) and I see him as Jane does. I think he`s a tragic figure and a definite antidote to an Austen overdose (mine).
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