( And then some more meandering thoughts on ethics in Rebecca. )
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seaopaque, I'm approaching the climax and denouement of Rebecca.
The book is still obsessed with silence, withholding of information, refusing knowledge -- disavowal, they call that. So gothic you could teach it. There's an absolutely textbook moment when one character says of another's actions that she did things "I shall never repeat to another living soul."
I love these moments in the gothic, because -- what did she do? There just aren't that many terrible things you can actually do, and he probably doesn't mean most of them.
I haven't entirely worked out what I think all this shifting of identity is doing -- maybe the ending will reveal all to me.