Brandon, yes. Rochester, no.
Posted by Margie on October 01, 1997 at 23:38:34:
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.
Good point about Brandon's past. Brandon wins my heart, too.
But Rochester, no. Frankly, his behavior doesn't resemble anything I think of as love. His attempt to place Jane Eyre, who has only her own sense of self, her own gut-level truthfulness to hang on to, in a position that he knows is false to her values, is the very reverse of what I understand love to be. I see it as an attempt to violate what she is.
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