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Why I love sarahtales

And really, truly, honestly will read her book one of these days. Really.

In the meantime, it makes my life a happier place to read posts like this:

But what about fictional couples who get together and who we don't believe in? Who you look at together and go 'Nah... it'll never last.' I've got to say, for me Jane Eyre and Rochester, they are going to break up. (Well, probably not given the time they were in, but I don't think they're going to be happy. Because they have a lot of chemistry, but Rochester is a crazy liar, y'all.)

ROCHESTER: Gosh, I have a crazy wife hidden in the attic who occasionally breaks out and sets fires. And I'd like to bigamously marry my governess. You know what this situation needs?
AUDIENCE: ... what?
ROCHESTER: MORE COMPLICATIONS! I think I'll have a house party and have a fake engagement to a third lady. AS WELL as the secret crazy wife. And the bigamous marriage.
AUDIENCE: ... what?
ROCHESTER: You're RIGHT! I'm not giving this a hundred per cent! What if I dress up as a gypsy woman and tell fake fortunes?

I'm just saying, Jane will come home one day and Rochester will have sold the children to pirates.



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Dec. 19th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
She has a good point.

As for other fictional couples who won't last, I most sincerely hope that Hero and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing live with her father after the wedding, because they haven't enough brain cells between them to manage a household.
Dec. 19th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
*snerk* You are so not kidding.

And that's not even counting the this-will-not-end-well factor of Claudio being a childishly selfish ass. Robert Sean Leonard deserves a medal for managing to make him at all appealing in spite of the text. I've never seen anyone else pull that one off.
Dec. 19th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Hero and Claudio's main flaw is immaturity. In that, they're a notable (and probably deliberate) contrast with Beatrice and Benedick, who will pretty certainly make a good marriage because they're old enough to know their own minds and make their choice knowing what they're going into.

The one I can't figure out is Margaret. Her lover is saying, "Hero! Hero!" and she doesn't pull back and say, "WTF?" and then slug him?
Dec. 19th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
She was too busy pretending he looked like Denzel Washington to notice?
Dec. 19th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Tea, meet monitor!

Denzel Washington in leather pants is reason enough to love that movie.
Dec. 19th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)

See, I think by the time Jane and Rochester married, she'd smacked his ass down to the point where he was probably afraid to breathe in the wrong direction, let alone do anything else. Jane may be loyal and loving, but IMO she learned her lesson, and the lesson was: don't screw with me, bigamist bitch.
Dec. 19th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
In all seriousness, ITA.

Also, the whole nearly-burned-alive-and-blind thing will either give a guy perspective or rob him of it forever. All indications are that he went with the former. And the fact that he recovered his vision is easily decipherable Victorian code for "lesson learned, bring on the happily-ever-after."
Dec. 19th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Clearly I should quit blogging and thus free up reading time. ;)
Dec. 19th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
There is NEVER ENOUGH READING TIME. It is a sad, sad thing.
Dec. 19th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
I will make it a New Year's Resolution: blog less so people can read your book more!
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