Literature Ivanhoe Discussion

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Wildelita
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03:19:47 AM Apr 16th 2017
I completely disagree that Rebecca is the Dark Feminine. She is as good as Rowena( if not better). She puts her religion and morality above everything, she does nothing to seduce men( yes, she is beautiful but she doesn't use her beauty, noway), she sees healing people as sense of her life, she expresses no jealousy towards Rowena( and even gives her gifts!). Just compare Rebecca with Scarlett O'Hara( typical Dark Feminine). Rebecca has no "dark feminine" traits. She subverts this trope at most.
diain
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04:31:37 AM May 14th 2012
Bois Guilbert IMO is more of a Byronic Hero than a simple villain. Even Rebecca says as much. Quoting- "There are noble things which cross over thy powerful mind; but it is the garden of the sluggard, and the weeds have rushed up, and conspired to choke the fair and wholesome blossom."
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