Deep Secret ( Was Re: On Being a Hot Babe (was Re: Hexwood --Catchup)

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Mon Mar 11 01:59:40 EST 2002

On Sun, 10 Mar 2002, Ania wrote:

> Does DWJ - and other authors, too - have it in for people who have
> NOT had a horrible childhood/ are actually good-looking/are
> naturally confident? It seems to me that Rupert is seen as a prat
> because he dares not to be screwed up, isn't preoccupied in an
> insecure fashion with other people's opinions and dares to be
> unpleasant to poor broken hearted little Maree.

But Rupert *is* screwed up, at least as much as any of DWJ's
characters. Like a lot of DWJ's characters, he has a confidence
problem, just in the opposite direction to the usual.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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