Posted by Adam Quinan on May 09, 2019 at 03:42:15 user Adam.
In Reply to: Re: Something new? posted by Peter Hyland on May 07, 2019 at 09:20:25:
People are often very multi-faceted, presenting different faces to different people. It is the difference between looking at a portrait and meeting an individual in person. However we don't always see every aspect even when we see someone in person.
I know that my brothers and I had quite different views of my grandparents. As the oldest, I knew them a bit better and saw them with more mature eyes than they did. I can see how a younger cousin might see her grandparents and even an uncle as aloof and "god-like", that was probably a relic of the Victorian age which is how it seems the Great Aunt is portrayed.
Ransome was certainly impressed by the Collingwood men, even if it was different from the way the girls impressed him! Whether that was because they were intellectually sharper than he was or just that he had a different way of seeing things due to his upbringing, loss of a father etc.
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