Year after year Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester is voted the #1 most romantic hero in literature. I’ve always had a preference for Mr. Darcy – I’m drawn to the banter and subtle satire of Austen more than the brooding drama of the Brontes – but I do get the appeal of Rochester. He’s tortured, passionate, complicated, and even post-maiming, exudes an attractive manliness that is truly swoonworthy.
Love in the face of huge obstacles is a powerful narrative, but does that mean that we’d actually like our love lives to be so full of drama? For some of us, the answer is a resounding yes. We may not like to admit it, but many of us are drawn to drama like a madwoman drawn to scissors. But just because a character is the model for our fantasies, would that make him a model boyfriend? Here are a few reasons Mr. Rochester might not be so great in reality.
1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t ‘ward’ just a polite word for illegitimate child? I suppose it is honorable that he didn’t abandon her all together and I understand that society’s rules were very different back then, but who the hell is the mother, and why doesn’t she have any roll in the girl’s life? Does he have a habit of bedding down random women? Is he actually a manslut? Call me old fashioned, but it is just too much baby mama drama... (cont'd)
Top 5 Things a Smart Man Will NEVER Say to You (even if it’s true)4comments
For once, just give me a minute, I’ll tell you the solution, and then your problem will be solved. Wouldn’t that be better in the long run?
True Confessions: Tinder Date #36 & #37 – Three’s Company!+comment
I tell the other comics (Pat Thornton and Ian Sirota) about my upcoming Tinder date(s.) It’s funny when I tell people in relationships about my online dating experiences. They all think I’m gonna get murdered. Ian jokes that the last line of my date is going to be,
“So, you wanna come back to our place and watch American Psycho?”
Bahahahaha! Oh and I told Gretzky about my date, obviously. He agreed with Ian. He texted,
If he puts on Huey Lewis and The News… RUN!
They’re 25. The only one in this threesome who’s gonna know who Huey Lewis is, is me.