[DWJ] sentimental drivel (was:rediscovery of a book (now with F&Hspoilers))

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Tue Jan 23 14:18:18 EST 2007

Philip said...

>FWIW, I don't think Laurel is sentimental.  But I agree she uses
>sentiment to manipulate people, largely by appearing sentimental.

Yes, definitely.

Laurel isn't even faintly sentimental herself.  But she *is* one of the most 
manipulative people ever, and she uses sentimentality as one of her tools 
with which to manipulate others.

She knows that Polly has "an annoying tendency to soft-heartedness", and 
that (like many teenage girls) she has sentimental tendencies, so she coldly 
and deliberately plays on those aspects of Polly's nature to manipulate her 
into letting go of Tom.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"When they discover the centre of the universe, a lot of people will be 
disappointed to discover they are not it."
- Bernard Bailey 

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