I finished reading The Three Musketeers, which I really enjoyed (much to my surprise). I was amused by one particular part of the book, which just had the most stereotypical view of what women are like and made me laugh. The book wasn’t like that anywhere else, there was just one page that seemed to suddenly turn a strong, evil female character into a pathetic mess.
“To escape from prison you have to make holes in wall, tear up floorboards, and loosen bolts, tasks possible for a strong and determined man but impossible for a mere woman.”
And then a few lines later
“Yet had she been a man no effort of that sort would have been too great for her. She had a man’s courage and brain and cursed Fate for having given her a woman’s frail body”
And then finally
“Being a woman she had at first been unable to control her feelings. But by degrees she had calmed down”
The other bizarre thing about the book was that if you read the translator’s preface, it actually told you what happened at the end of the story. Thanks… A good read though and I’ll add something over on the other blog in the next few days.
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