In message <hNemail@example.com>, Serena
Blanchflower <***@blanchflower.me.uk> writes:
Post by Serena Blanchflower
I have a nasty feeling that the SWs are doing unto Pip as they have
done unto Helen, and made her a chameleon, who has no character of her
own but simply reflects her current boyfriend's attitudes.
When she was going out with Jude, she was as irresponsible and
self-centred as him. She then started going out with Spencer, who was
considered a "good influence" and she became as responsible and
committed a farmer as he was. This continued with Matthew but then, as
soon as she got together with Toby, she reverted to the person she was
when she was with Jude, and is echoing all Toby's attitudes.
I do hope that the SWs don't think this is standard for most young women.
I don't think so: they don't seem to have done it with Alice or Lily.
But now you point it out, with Jude, Spenser, and Toby (and Rex,
briefly), you do seem to have hit on something; it's a _plausible_
character trait. I still think her _underlying_ character is bright and
sensible, but it does seem well buried at the moment.
The "not having told us earlier" is of course _not_ her fault, but the
SW's; she made several attempts over at _least_ the last week if not
longer, but they interrupted her on each occasion (even inventing a
tractor at one point).
Post by Serena Blanchflower Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
But I'm still whooshed by the Steve reference ...
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
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