Astrid (was Mothers)

Alex alex.mb at zoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 29 15:04:18 EDT 2000


Mary Ann,

I think she's saying that because she's envying Brunhilde because she had
such a great love for someone. She never felt like that about Ronald and has
no prosepct, at present, of feeling like that about anyone (she'll become a
substitute parent not a lover). The idea of doomed, passionate love is often
alluring; look at Wuthering Heights for instance!

Alex

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From: owner-dwj at suberic.net [mailto:owner-dwj at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
Mary Ann Dimand
Sent: 29 June 2000 19:32
To: dwj at suberic.net
Subject: Astrid (was Mothers)


Philip wrote:

> Astrid is a character worthy of closer examination, I think.
> (Whatever did she see in Ronald Price?  Or he in her?  They
> are a very ill-suited couple, I think)

I'm always unnerved by that bit at the end where Astrid wistfully says
something like, "But is it worthwhile to have been supremely happy, if only
for a while?" And she looks like Brunhilde. How on earth could this be about
Ronald? But I don't think there's any indication whom else it might be
about, unless she fell for Thor with great speed....

Mary Ann

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