[LMB] lusting after Aral
tonyz at eskimo.com
Sun Apr 14 03:15:31 BST 2013
On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 08:27:36PM -0500, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
> LMB: This trend has been noted by others, but I would offer as a
> counter-example Beatrice from _Much Ado About Nothing_, the product,
> certainly, of a male pen, if not necessarily a purely "male" gaze --
> Shakespeare didn't get to be a classic by being unable to perceive or
> comprehend half the human condition. What man would not prefer the
> fiery, witty Beatrice to the vapid Hero?
Claudio, perhaps. (But is it Hero that he wants, or something else of
which she might be the symbol or vehicle?)
Though I would much rather be a partner with someone who could surprise
me in a good way, laugh and joke and tell me things I never knew
(and vice versa).
There is a reason most German philosophy scholarship consists of
trying to parse what German philosophers actually meant.
--Lady Wisdom's Favorite
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