Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dilemma of woman in 'love triangle'

Many (and many) love stories have been written as 'love triangles'. It is interesting how sometime things happen in succession bringing same message in life. While I was re-reading Charles Dicken's 'A Tale of 2 Cities', I watched Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" (here) - and had 2 episodes in my own life of people I know - where women were caught in dilemma of choosing between 2 men!

In love triangles, I found one man is usually a handsome, logical, of character but of dry nature- while the other man carries trait of juicy 'bad boy'. It is certainly the truth, though beyond comprehension, that woman's heart usually feel attracted to bad boy, but her brain and social pressure pulls her to other.

No wonder in Woody Allen movie, girl finally chooses the 'bad boy'. And, for me alcoholic Sydney Carton at last remained hero of Charles Dickens, not Charles Darnay.

(Critics think that Charles Dickens actually portrayed himself as Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton as 2 shades of his own. And there was an 18 year old girl in his real life whom he wrote as Lucie in novel).

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