Posted by Erin on October 14, 1997 at 18:52:48:
In response to This all bothers me a lot, too, Kate, written by Amy on October 14, 1997 at 16:28:40
Kate: 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?
...except where the man has been altered otherwise, as in the case of Rochester. His power is extenuated, thereby making the grounds of his 'cruel' (distant) nature unsecure, or obsolete.
I think Rita was on to something when she asked how we would react to Darcy (on P&P2), --think about how one would interact/treat Rochester? When I'm faced with such a question in this case, I find that my interest diminishes.
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