Boy, are you opening a can of worms with this one!
Posted by MB on January 05, 1998 at 19:54:09:
In response to I wish he were my brother, written by Constanza on January 05, 1998 at 17:37:55
] This is just an opinion, but I would like Henry as a brother but not as a prospective husband. I have fallen in love with Darcy, Mr. Knightly and captain Wentworth (I don't like Edward or Edmund so they doesn't count) but much as I like Henry, I simply cannot LOVE him. He lacks passion!
You are, as always, completely entitled to your opinion, but I think you may experience some disagreement here.
I happen to adore Darcy, Wentworth, Knightley, and Tilney (notice how JA rfers to him as "Henry", while all her other heroes are adressed by their surnames).
Don't mistake brooding, temper, or jealousy for passion, and don't mistake good humor for the lack of passion. A playful lover is often a considerate, unselfish, and, hence, passionate one, IMHO. So, I wouldn't sell Henry short just yet.....
(who's usually pretty darn good-humored and playful....>;-)
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