By Nibs on
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Ooh, good point about the hypocrisy of David, Mr. Heep, and the fact that David himself could have made Dora sick! Bravo.
This is an interesting thing my sister pointed out when we were watching the 1935 film but I don't know if it's valid because I can't remember if it's in the book... but anyway, Betsey tells Murdstone that he destroyed Clara by hurting what she loved best, David.
Well later, at the David/Dora dinner party, David tries to slap Jip, who Dora loves best. In a sense, this scene has David as Murdstone, Dora as Clara, and Jip is...David (lol). In a diluted sense it's being reenacted in David's own life. Just something too think about!