The games we play
Posted by Denise on October 03, 1997 at 16:21:42:
In response to rochester's defenses, written by greg on October 01, 1997 at 22:11:47
] I think the Blanche thing is hard to forgive him for, but he has much to learn about treating people decently. The five daughters of Mrs. Dionysius O'Gall of Bitternutt Lodge, Connaught, Ireland, are another example. Just plain nasty, but he gets what he wants from doing it. There's not much question about him needing to have the stuffing knocked of him.
I do see similarities between Rochester and Frank Churchill - they are both thoughtless of the feelings of the people on which the game is played. It really seemed to be a game with Rochester, he sported with Jane's feelings quite callously. While I have trouble really justifying him - the Blanche affair was beyond the pale - but I'm sure we have all known people who play games in a similar manner to acheive their own ends and problably if we were honest, we may have done it too, hopely not on this grand a scale. We manulipate to get our way. Rochester may not always be honorable but he is interesting despite his frailities.
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