One of the problems I am having with the book...
Posted by Clare on March 19, 1998 at 17:36:49:
In response to Tomalin/Jane, written by Cheryl on March 19, 1998 at 12:06:19
Myretta: Tomalin makes the brief flirtation with Tom Lefroy come to life. What I like about the way she writes here is that she endeavors to divine the significance of this in Jane's life.
Cheryl: I agree, this is one of the things I enjoy most about reading the book. It's fascinating to get a glimpse into possible motives for or situations of her characters.
is keeping the facts of Jane's life straight from Tomalin's assuptions of her motives and possible feelings. It somehow bothers me when people present their assumptions in such a way that it can be misread as the actual facts. Especially when you can see a different point of view. (I find this especilly true in Tomalins interptation of Jane's feeling on the death of her father... have we reached that part of the book yet?? I don't have my copy handy!)
I have read other articles where they DON'T feel that Tom Lefroy was the love of her life. Very confusing. Although I do feel that Jane being unable to even ask about him 3 years later is indeed very telling.
Clare, (am I making sense yet??)
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