This all bothers me a lot, too, Kate
Posted by Amy on October 14, 1997 at 16:28:40:
In response to but are the Rochester types really so harmless?, written by Kate on October 14, 1997 at 13:25:00
] What is it about that hint of suppressed violence which women sometimes find fascinating? Is it ok to like this in fictional characters knowing that in real life such characters may be the ones who beat up their wives? I worry that women might be seduced by the idea of a man who loves her "violently" (which is a pretty disturbing metaphor,when you think about it), whose passion is expressed in anger.
I do Rochester, but I don't like liking him. I'm gonna have to think about this some more. Some women have rape fantasies, too. It's a subject almost too dark to think of.
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