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Mr Rochester – rather like a Vulcan

Listening to the 1983 adaptation audio (and the end of 1973 for comparison), a certain exchange conjured up a certain image in my head… From the book:

“Perhaps you would rather not sit any longer on my knee, Miss Eyre?” was the next somewhat unexpected observation.
“Why not, Mr. Rochester?”
“The picture you have just drawn is suggestive of a rather too overwhelming contrast.  Your words have delineated very prettily a graceful Apollo: he is present to your imagination,—tall, fair, blue-eyed, and with a Grecian profile. Your eyes dwell on a Vulcan,—a real blacksmith, brown, broad-shouldered: and blind and lame into the bargain.”
“I never thought of it, before; but you certainly are rather like Vulcan, sir.”

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Take a wild stab at a guess…
…Aaaaaand…
No wonder you have rather the look of another world.
Aha. Ha. Ha.

(Sorry. I just had to.)

Traxy Thornfield

A Swedish introvert residing in Robin Hood Country (Nottingham, UK) with a husband and two cats. She's an eager participant in tabletop and play-by-post roleplaying, woodworking, photography and European travel. Will get a novel out one of these days, if she doesn't get too distracted along the way.

4 thoughts on “Mr Rochester – rather like a Vulcan

  1. This is by far the hardest I have laughed all day! No, make that since the last time I read your blog. (Two days)

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