A matter of age?
Posted by Cherie on August 19, 1998 at 15:46:40:
In response to opposites attract?, written by mari on August 19, 1998 at 11:45:06
] One sleepy Saturday afternoon, my two sons, 12 and 9, watched S & S with me. Afterwards I asked them which sister appealed to them most, and was I surprised!
] My eldest, who is the sensible one, went for Marianne, and my youngest, who is the wild one of our family, went for Elinor! I started thinking that if you accept the opposite attraction theory, shouldn't Willoughby have been attracted to Elinor instead? And, shouldn't Marianne have fallen in love with Edward. Maybe it doesn't work that way on all occasions.
Might your sons' ages have affected their choices? Your 12-year old may be getting interested in girls in "real life," and Marianne is closer to his own age, while your younger boy may be responding in part to Elinor's maturity (dare I say motherly qualities?).
] Both my sons identified most with Col. B. and not the 'blinky guy'. They were truly grossed out by Robert Ferrars.
But hearty congratulations are due you for raising two young men of such insight and discernment! It's encouraging that they recognize True Character when they see it.
- My 16 year old Son Lynne 12:05:32 8/20/98 (1)
- LOL! That is hilarious! nfm caitlin 13:24:05 8/20/98 (0)
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