F&H and Austen
head_overheels at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 10 06:27:29 EST 2003
> > In an ideal world yes, but in the world of F&H he'd have been at the
> > of Laurel's pool long before Polly's finals. Or would her platonic
> > friendship have been enough to save him? "Tam Lin"'s line about saving
> > 'true love' suggests otherwise...
Who said anything about platonic friendship? If she loves him she loves him.
But the way I read the ending and I admit it's confusing they're deeply
troubled by the fact that she can only save him by giving him up, and they
manage to find a loophole in that. So I don't see why postponing that
loophole would make a difference.
And besides, constructing a book so that a teenage kid has to get together
with a man nearly twice her age for the happy ending to work is shady in
itself. If that's the way the F&H world works, then that's a problem with
the F&H world, isn't it?
>Why wouldn't she go to university anyway? And (shame on me) I don't
>what Polly was planning to do as a profession. Was university necessary for
I used "university" more as a question of age and experience than as a
factual thing. I could have said "after she's been five years in a
profession", if that would have been more clear.
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