Posted by MB on February 04, 1998 at 12:30:13:
In response to I don't understand it myself really :(, written by Laura on February 03, 1998 at 16:29:39
] Its difficult for me to put into words, its more of feeling I have. I somehow didn't have a problem with the Bronte's, but with George Eliot its radically different.
] When I tried to read Middlemarch,I couldn't, I hated her characters. I know thats a strong word, but nobody had any redeeming qualities. Dorothea was weak. When GE popped into O&L, I thought of how weak the characters are. I mean they both gamble practically their lives.
] Although I will admit, I did like Wardley Fish;)
Do you think that all of these characters are actually weak? Or just misguided? And, at least in the case of Dorothea (sorry to veer even further off-topic, Kate), if we agree that she is initially weak, does this lead to strength through the course of the story?
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