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Brideshead Revisited
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Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brideshead Revisited

I don't think there was anything other than the cold relationship and the infidelity.

Author:  p.falk [ Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brideshead Revisited

His prose is beautiful.

I just finished this part where Charles is reflecting on Julia's comment that maybe she too is just a forerunner to something else. She says this after Charles said that Sebastian was a forerunner to her. Then Charles has this thought:

"Perhaps, I thought, while her words still hung in the air between us like a wisp of tobacco smoke – a thought to fade and diminish like smoke without a trace – perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols… Perhaps you and I are types and this sadness that sometimes falls between us springs from disappointment in our search, each straining through and beyond the other, snatching a glimpse now and then of the shadow which turns the corner always a pace or two ahead of us."....

Though Charles is still an agnostic at this part I take this to prefigure a love for Christ. Like how CS Lewis speaks of signs that point beyond themselves to something greater.

Author:  p.falk [ Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Brideshead Revisited

Just finished it.

That burning flame in the beaten copper lamp... is that meant to represent Christ?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Brideshead Revisited

It's the sanctuary lamp in the house chapel.

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