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13th-Jul-2007 03:27 pm
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Summary for Chapter Twelve:

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16th-Jul-2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Christine and Raoul's 'childlike' love makes me queasy. The 'pretend' lunches they have (biscuits and port) remind me of the pretend tea parties little girls like to have.

I think Christine's feelings towards Erik, which she discusses on the rooftop, are complex in the extreme. I don't know if she loves him, but I think she's almost as obsessed with him as he is with her. I also think there is a strong sexual element to this obsession, she almost becomes hot and bothered talking about him on the rooftop. The language hints at this too; 'voracious', 'ardent'. etc.
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