Posted by Margie on October 09, 1997 at 12:00:30:
In response to St John is loathsome..., written by Luisa on October 07, 1997 at 09:02:25
] But after it is all over, Jane lays no blame, she finds no fault in his behaviour towards her, even though she says that he is killing her...
At one point Jane even calls him a good man. I don't understand how she could view such a manipulative, exploitive, and self-centered man as good. She has such a wonderful honesty, and St. John is anything but honest. There are times when he's clearly feeling angry and vindictive toward Jane and he tells her he's not feeling these emotions.
I wonder, if his enormous ambition had been in the field of business or politics, rather than religion, would she still have seen him as a good man?
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