Time of the Wolff**Read Carefully in case of Spoilers If you haven't finished all of this week's reading **
Posted by Cassia on November 05, 1997 at 19:21:26:
When we see the last of Fergus Wolff at the end of Chapter 17, we know him to be playing a role parallel to that of Blanche Glover in the A-C relationship. His relationship with Maud hasn't been resolved to his satifaction, he attempts to destroy things between R and M, he is so very, very, jealous. Depite his name, I've always pictured Fergus as a large bear of a man in an aran sweater. He stalks the halls of the Ash Factory, making it his own even though he's working on a French author! Fergus can be accused of doing the same thing to both Maud and Roland, he takes so much space he doesn't leave any room for them to do their work. His loudness works in the same way as Blanche's silence: it builds a wall that suffocates the rest of the world.
Like Blanche he attempts to derail the relationship between our lovers. Unlike Blanche's case, Fergus' interference, by forcing them to run, pushed Roland and Maud together. Foolish Fergus.
No matter how many times I read the novel, I am always left with the same question, does Fergus value nothing beyond himself? Does this mean that Blanche's reasoning is as selfish?
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