Posted by Helen on October 18, 1997 at 11:00:09:
In response to More, written by Amy on October 16, 1997 at 22:03:41
] Helen, I wanted to say more about what you wrote, had to wait until after a nice long walk. A very long Musgrove sisters walk.
] I do like how you resolve my problem by talking about how Jane deals with this guy. She's got a perfect sense of boundaries, as we'd call it today. Most women who get in trouble with real Rochesters somehow don't have theirs intact nearly as well as Jane did.
] So that all helped a lot, and I appreciate it.
I'm glad you liked it. I got a bit carried away in my eloquence, I think: I've been meaning to join in the whole JE discussions a lot more, but didn't have the time to spare, and it all came tumbling out...
] Still, though, jumping up again to attraction to these types in the first place, I guess I must have outgrown what seems to me to be an obsessive, got-to-have-you OJ type since last reading Jane Eyre. Grown up or jaded, I am not sure which, but I find these days I prefer a more serene, less desperate type of attachment.
"As though [you] never can recapture/ That first fine careless rapture..." - I don't think it's necessarily more grown-up, just more serene: look at Agnes Grey, written by Charlotte Bronte's younger sister, which contains all the serenity left out of the rest of the Bronte canon! Serenity is good, I just wish I had some...
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