Re: [JaneAusten] S&S and soulmate
- Jeanne Stapleton wrote:
> Hi Anders--I could understand if "soulmate" didn'tCould it be that you put different meaning in the word?
> an exact translation into Swedish. It's an
> concept. I have a friend who, though otherwise an
> open and questing being, somehow believes your
> "soulmate" can only be a person of the opposite sex--
> almost as if a linking of the souls has to find
> sexual or romantic expression.
> ItWell, when my brother and a cousin (genetically half sister,
> basically means someone with whom you have every-
> thing in common--you have identical tastes, views,
since my father and her father is identical twin)
is the closest to "solemate" I've met so far.
> It's what Marianne said all throughout S&SAre you sure that Wiloughby actually have the same taste and
> she was looking for in various ways, and what Wil-
> loughby was--save for his moral character, the hid-
> den dark side.
that he didn't only act as he had it?
> You an dme both!What does that mean?
>Having the same moral values, being about equally clever,
> I believe that there are people--and they probably
> are very few in number--who are better matches for
> me than anyone else--I'm much less compromising than
> I used to be, and I have to say that that natural
> "agree on almost everything" fit is more important
> to me *now* than it was when I was Marianne's age.
having equally rich personality, the needs, view on upbringing
of children, has become more and more important to me too,
at least when it comes to marriage and such relations,
but some differences can be important too, and this holds
for friends too.