No, he's pondscum!
Posted by Cheryl on September 09, 1998 at 23:55:17:
In response to Playing devil's advocate for Alec, written by KathleenB on September 09, 1998 at 19:31:08
] Can one make a case in his defence? As someone has pointed out, little in his environment would have taught or encouraged him to behave right to Tess, or even think of her a a full human being. I've only read the first part, but might we be able to argue that he wasn't consciously scheming from the beginning, or was at least telling himself that he wouldn't behave badly, but in the situation at night when he found her in a vulnerable position he was just overcome by temptation? Giving him the benefit of the doubt??
I can't agree with this, because he was scheming from the very beginning. On the first drive to his home, he scared poor Tess to pieces and wouldn't slow the horses until she let him kiss her. He was always playing little games to get to touch her or kiss her, manipulating her into getting something he wanted. He gives me the willies.
No, no benefit of the doubt from me. Nice try though. ;-)
- Men are like that but . . . Kay 10:53:29 9/10/98 (0)
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