Posted by Myrrh on November 03, 1997 at 12:59:15:
In Reply to: Re: Falling in Love posted by Lynne cohen on November 02, 1997 at 16:55:56:
: I often wondered when Cora says "more deeply stirring to my blood etc" is she talking about Hawkeye, her experiences thus far or maybe a combo of both.
I think it was meant to be a very thinly veiled reference to HIM. (And he got it!)
Regarding something in your other post -- I think when his eyes slide down her torso after she turns away to sleep, that indicates an awakening of a physical interest in her. (By the way, just the act of sleeping next to him I always thought was a pretty powerful representation of her feelings...and must have cut Duncan to the quick.)
I agree that the combination of a newfound respect for her and her having "made the first move" makes Hawkeye begin to think of her in a new way. But also I get the feeling he might be thinking, as he runs his eyes over her, "Gee, I forgot there was this man-woman stuff! Life AIN'T all hunting and survival after all!"
But then again, I can't imagine HIM winding his way through the wilderness for so many years and NOT having a few relationships along the way. I should think there'd be women pursuing him in every village! How he would have responded to that is an interesting thing to ponder...
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