286–Let it Snow–Please!


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4 Responses

  1. I’m enjoying this book. I’m catching up and listened to this episode and the previous one yesterday and today. I have just downloaded the next, so plan to listen to that one too. I never can find the time to comment or by the time I do, I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say. I do remember one thing from way back in the book. Chillblains– you didn’t need to explain those to me. I’ve had them. We lived in England for a year in 1983/84 and that’s when i had them. They came back the next year at home and that’s when I asked my doctor and after looking them up he confirmed that’s what it was. I keep my feet warm now when I’m home in the evenings and haven’t had any more problems.

    I’ve read/listened to this book before and not long ago saw one of the movies on TV, so I know Rochester’s back story. SPOILER ALERT I think you mentioned that it would be unusual for a man of his standing to take up with an actress, but didn’t he take up with her, because he couldn’t have married an acceptable match. You were probably just stating how things would seem to someone who didn’t know his story. To me it’s interesting to listen to this again, knowing why he behaves as he does. It all makes sense when you know the back story.

    I’m going to listen to the next one now.


    • Heather says:

      You are exactly correct in what I said and why.
      ; )
      You HAD Chilblains! Holy smoke! Now we’ve had pernicious anemia and now chilblains. I hope to God we don’t get anyone with movie wasting disease!

  2. Juliana says:

    I agree that it is important for Rochester to wake up soaking wet in total darkness after Jane has quenched the fire herself. Its another oppertunity for him to bring in his dark joke about Jane being a sort of witch, which gives mysterious gothic elements to the story from Rochester’s own perspective. As noted, Jane and Rochester are a matched set of odd fish, and a new governess is just as likely to be the subject of a gothic tale as the observer. Moreover, the extremely awkward situation is comical. Remember all the scenes in “The God’s Must Be Crazy” when the guy tackles the new school teacher out of danger’s way, but she is so upset with supposing him to be fresh that she totally misses the charging rhino going by!

    • Heather says:

      TOTALLY agree. I loved the humor in this scene (and had forgotten that awesome scene in TGMBC!). Plus, I much prefer this way to him being drunk.