Posted by Stolzi on October 17, 1997 at 11:24:26:
In response to re: heroic aspect, written by Sherry on October 17, 1997 at 08:16:33
] I think you've picked up on why such a seemingly disagreeable psyche could remotely be attractive...the idea that there exists something noble (or heroic, as you say) in them .
Isn't this the tremendous advantage of having these heroes in fiction ? I adore them, but they are bad prospects in real life. "Mad, bad and dangerous to know," as Lady Caroline Lamb said of Byron.
You know, when I saw Firth as Darcy, I said to myself, "Now there's a face I could believe as Rochester's." And as I watched the suppressed passion of Knightley in A&E's EMMA, I thought, "If he let it out a bit more, he could be Rochester." I am apprehensive over the Rochester in the coming A&E film. In the clips, he doesn't look right.
Fritz Eichenberg's woodcut art has been on display at Vanderbilt U. here and I want to get down to the exhibit and see if he isn't the creator of the Rochester I remember and love, from the edition of JE I read as a child.
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