Catrin and Marcellus

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Re: Catrin and Marcellus

Post by winecellarlibrary »

AliceofX wrote:
01 Sep 2018, 01:33
The more I think about it the more confused I get. Since Agrona used that love potion and who knows what other magic, how do we know how "real" their love really was? It's probably not something that we can judge just from the first book.

But what really bugs me is that Marcellus was willing to give up his family and country for Catrin, but she didn't do the same. It's like if Juliet had said, "Capulet's rule," at the end and walked off.
I believe their emotions were real, and the potion only pushed them toward having sex sooner than they probably would have otherwise.
There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!
-Emily Dickinson

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Post by Julie-p »

The whole 'couple going against their parents and their society' is an overused narrative for a while now, after all, Romeo and Juliet was written centuries ago. But I feel like Catrin and Marcellus relationship was to quick to be believable. I was never really sure if they truly love each other.

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