Thursday, 23 June 2011
Blethered by Alex @ The Blethering Bookworm Mind leaps: Reasons Why ...
The love interest of a story is always a MAJOR sticky point for me and although I may love a book I have on some occasions found myself hating it just because of the guy (this does sort of tie in with the love triangle thing a little).
A guy can be protective all he likes but as soon as he reached the point where he is controlling and manipulative in getting the heroine to do what HE thinks is ‘best’ his rating in my mind hits rock bottom.
I can understand the guy wanting to keep the girl he loves safe and all that jazz but sometimes he goes around it is totally, completely and utterly the wrong way – yes Edward I am talking to YOU!
And what makes me sick to my stomach is that the heroine will just go along with it. And often feels as though it is justified on the boy’s part. WHAT IS WITH THAT!?
In fact these kind of relationships makes me extremely uncomfortable, because I can’t help but classify such a manipulation of someone's actions under psychological abuse. Maybe I am wrong in viewing it this way but it makes me shiver. I can’t help but wonder if this girl is going to be able to make ANY decisions concerning her own life five, ten, fifteen years from now if she stays in this relationship? Or will her will power be battered into nothing by the constant controlling presence of her ‘true love’?