F&H and Austen
hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Tue Jan 14 07:35:05 EST 2003
In all the examples so far (I think) the man has been older, yes? (Having
seen the Zeferelli (sp?) version while at school, I will always think of
Romeo as around 18, and definitely the elder of the two - though I may well
be wrong, because I admit I was having a hard time taking my eyes off Olivia
Have you noticed that when DWJ occasionally shows women with much younger
men (eg.Laurel and the Witch in Howl) the rel'p is definitely shown to be
power-based and manipulative. No good can come of such a thing, at least in
DWJ - or are there counterexamples?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa Proffitt" <Melissa at Proffitt.com>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 4:23 AM
Subject: Re: F&H and Austen
> On Tue, 14 Jan 2003 11:01:15 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:
> >> (Hey, Hallie, what about Robin McKinley's _Beauty_? There's another
> >> man/younger woman thing, and he's about two hundred years older than
> >> :)
> >Any dibs on Mary Wesley's "Part of the Furniture", then? The 17 y-o
> >meets a 58 y-o and marries him a couple of years later.
> Ooh ooh ooh! Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes! He's at least forty-five
> years older than her. (I knew the exact age difference once, but have
> forgotten it now.)
> Melissa Proffitt
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