Thoughts on Flora . . . and CCF
Posted by Kay on May 09, 1998 at 14:52:49:
In response to I cannot make up my mind, written by Constanza on May 09, 1998 at 10:46:48
] ] she seems a little more cold and calculating than on first impression.
] Actually I think the only aspect of her personality that I do dislike is her "superiority complex".
For awhile, I was quite put off by Flora's detachment. But then I have to remind myself, this is a parody. Flora probably is a parody the hero who solves all the problems and wraps everything up by the final page. And since Flora is a woman of the future, she can do this as well as a man. Perhaps we only notice how cold and calculating she is because Flora's a woman.
Since she solved all the problems, there's nothing left to do but leave for some other adventure, I guess.
My favorite parts of Cold Comfort farm really didn't have to do with Flora, but with some of the other characters, especially the Starkadders, the names and the parodies of everything from psychoanalysis to the rustic settings in novels.
I preferred the humor in CCF to the humor in the Jeeves and Wooster book (by P. G. Wodehouse) I read just prior to CCF.
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