Re: St. John
Posted by Kathy F. on October 10, 1997 at 22:40:26:
In response to No, not a liar., written by Humpty-Dumpty (Margie) on October 10, 1997 at 21:57:38
Thanks for clearing up the difference of words. I see now that we were both "arguing" the same point. :-)
] I think that what I am calling "anything but honest" you are calling "blind". Yours is, by far, the kinder expression. I suppose in some ways "not conscious" would also fit. Whatever it's called, it's what makes St. John a scary character for me. Because he won't acknowledge his motivations and examine his behavior, he's free to ride roughshod over others in his attempts to get his own way.
I think that St. John has more of a potential of being scary than actually fulfilling it (fortunately for Jane). He did cow her into submission at various times (learning Hindustani, which she didn't like instead of German, which she did like), but if he had been an evil man, rather than just a single-focus kind of guy, he could have been as bad as Hitler, in his own sphere--whatever outlet the evilness could have taken is up to speculation....
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