He's up there with Mrs. Norris...
Posted by Golda on October 01, 1998 at 12:03:19:
In response to Tess - behind schedule, written by Constanza on September 30, 1998 at 16:50:41
...only worse, because his continual selfish, thoughtless and lazy character caused his entire family to suffer. Tess tried to pick up the slack, but in the end, she couldn't do it right either, could she?
And while we blame everyone else on Tess' bad luck, I wonder if she didn't bring some of it on herself. She could have asked Angel's family for help, but she was too stubborn (or proud) to do it. She also could have left Alec without planting a kitchen utensil in his heart. By today's standard, would she have been able to use the temporary insanity or mentally battered girlfriend and wife defense?
This part of the book seemed to go too far. Tess had such a strong will throughout the book, worked at hard jobs, resisted alcohol, gave all her money to her worthless parents, and then, when she can finally find happiness with Angel, she goes postal. As I said in postings earlier in September, the ending left me stunned (and yes, Cheryl, speechless), and totally glum.
- I am mad at Tess too and some scattered opinions Constanza 13:13:38 10/01/98 (4)
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