Posted: 16 June 2013 at 4:19pm | IP Logged
though still my comment on Gen.jha is reserved for the future..
there was something here that if i won't answer, i'll not be able to
sleep.. i read somewhere that lin said you were not ''overthinking'' hp... n
she'll tell you if you were.. n though i don't know about previous
discussions but as far as i remember, she has not corrected you or souly
anywhere.. so does that mean,all that i thought previously n still do
about the Gen is ''wrong''??..
if thats the case then i might not say anything in the future on this
issue coz all that i have understood so far comes to zero..n i don't
know what else to make of it..
but anyways.. sharing a few thoughts with you guys... i may be wrong.. but tolerate me..@ your convo over Gen ...am in purple...
Originally posted by A_Soulbut this theory is immature,right now n there's alot that i haven't been able to understand..
Also till the time he want khushi to
understand him, and as he precisely said, it is very essential that
khushi understand him - why essential definitely for process for getting
But till now what few of us were thinking that he is doing everything being selfish, but it wrong as per the below statement...
"if by love I cannot have you, then by cunningness will I make you obey."
Now he will become cunning, till now it was all pure (though not straight) @RED-- am so shocked !!! really??? now am really curious what have you guys discovered n discussed all this time to make you feel that the Gen is ''PURE'' !!! no offense meant buddy.. but i'll accept everything but not that ! don't you think if he was that pure, why would he be cursed?? not even lordy is ''pure''... only the ''roses'' are n hence carry the ''healing'' effect.. n am still doubtful about lady anjali's. the Gen has been constantly ''cunning n pretentious'' through out the tale... perhaps his cure comes only from his deeds rectified..
@underlined bold-- --- n all this time i thought, he was only trying to gain his goals by being as discreet as possible..last thing he wants is draw unwanted attention by making his matters public..n also coz somewhere he's unwilling, perhaps even scared of letting the Raizada's know about his latest goals.. i always felt, he is not aware of his real cure.. like hp used to say, he's mislead by this whole fiasco.. then there are times, when i wonder if his cure really lies in khushi or some one else..coz i think it lies more within him... coz lady anjali did make the curse dormant for years.. he got the answer there.. but may be there's some trait within him that hasn't changed in years.. n thus the cure is not undone.. n may be this is the very reason why he got the curse in the first place. he must have done something bad to earn it..of late i have started to think that if the ghost girl is really from past..did he do something heinous to some one in the past to get haunted by the ghost..after all ghosts are considered to have ''unfinished'' business with the living..may be the events we witness today ,are only a glimpse into his past actions...perhaps history is only repeating itself..but this time..LH wants things settled for good..may be all factors n timing is best for the exposure of evil n triumph of the good.. ..i feel khushi woke the beast in him only coz somewhere the traits that got him the curse are still there.. i cant help but note that by the passage of time..she has
brought the good in lordy out n the bad in the Gen out.. so
obviously..there's something not right here. may be its time LH wants to
bring the true face of General out in front of the world..may be his
down fall has started..
Originally posted by A_Soul@underlined-- in so many chps, i never saw him think even once about her.. lets even keep her aside.. but i couldn't even find any compassion in him for his very own child.. his own blood.. all he did was too engrossed in his activities n thoughts..while his wife kept making happy plans n then just to not make her suspicious or alarmed.. he would pretend to care n say things like she should tc of herself n the baby.. but not once did i get to see any genuine concern about his own child.. he acts so detached from them all.. don't you think its unnatural??? every time lady anjali's with him.. n even spots something alarming,she makes up an excuse for it n assumes something nice.. its like she's blinded by his love.. but i never saw,,even 1/3rd of that love reciprocated by the general.. don't you think its un natural again for a man who supposedly love a woman n n never really cares..? its like he's only playing his part in some kind of a game.
Besides, I am in no hurry. She can wait. She has waited for months anyway...a few hours more wouldn't make much of a difference. ... TBTBR, Ch: 16
I felt that he is not that interested, commited and loyal towards his wife...
i second you hp...this n the self centered theory..i see him the same way..
What you are thinking is by considering a loving wife's love, which he can also feel.
think from Gen's point of view, he knows his wife loves him deeply (and
as per me he loves her too) but whats the point of he cannot able to
give her what she deserves... he might think any how she has to wait
long to get that pure happiness (which will come only after he gets
cured). Think of the pain he might (as we are not sure yet) be going
through by seeing his wife giving him so much and he cant in back.
Lady Anjali has to wait for complete happiness.
Originally posted by A_Soulthis is how i see it.."There is more to beauty than meets the eye."
His intriguing conversation with Lordy...
"What a beautiful land this is," commented the General, his eyes scanning the green lands and the tree tops.
The General looked at the younger man, "There is more to beauty than meets the eye."
The General didn't see this, for he had turned his gaze back to the land before him, "It is the unseen and the unfelt that last...What is seen attains immortality when it becomes unseen." ... TBTBR, Ch: 25
Well well well... on this convo.. i am stil
clueless... One thing is for sure none of the man in scene was talking
about beauty of Land... infact they might be referring to their past...
but what exactly that i am not getting it!
I felt he is greedy, selfish and with some bigger ulterior motives...
intriguing indeed !! it seems he has his own definition n philosophy of beauty.. it is true what he said about beauty.. i don't know how relevant the reference is.. but remember..before he met khushi.. his curse hadn't resurfaced.. n even after meeting khushi, he didn't immediately feel anything.. but his first n subsequent meetings with her had made him notice her beauty n innocence.. how her eyes affected him.. i think,if am not wrong.. it was after that fact registered within him that the curse appeared again.. i always felt he has some sort of connection with ''her beauty'' or ''innocence''.. or ''purity that her eyes keep conveying'' .. or may be even ''lust'' .. that woke the beast in him.. n if thats true.. then the above sentence makes sense.. ''beauty'' in any form somewhat affects him or attracts him.. then it does stirs the worst within him.. which ofcourse is quiet ''powerful'' near him.. making the above true that ''beauty'' has more effects than one can imagine.. only he knows n understands that..
"It is the unseen and the unfelt that last...What is seen attains immortality when it becomes unseen."
to this one,even am not sure..but i want to say that..
"It is the unseen and the unfelt that last...''
may be he's talking about his curse here... its ''unseen'' n ''unfelt'' by the world..as in, the world doesn't know about its existence or his pain in relation to it.. but its very much alive for him. n even those who do, don't quiet understand it or his ordeal.. or something on the same lines...or perhaps the reference is again about the beauty thing..
then second part...
..What is seen attains immortality when it becomes unseen."
then we were not introduced to his dreams n that spooky-ghost girl [per
souly's prediction n lin's confirmation].. considering the first part..perhaps he has been seeing her before his curse got dormant.. but like the present she's been haunting him always.. so may be for him ''the unseen by others..is the ghost seen by him'' n the horror associated with it is real n haunts him forever... or may be he said that in some other context to his curse.. or may be its some memory from his past that he hints at.. its too vague n i haven't been able to connect the dots properly,am afraid.
Lady Anjali and Khushi... the former, his permanent safe refuge and the latter his temporary needbrilliant thought hp..couldn't agree more.. n as for high lighted part.. i felt, he's an extremely ambitious man.. cleverly over the months, he planned each n every move to get his goals..but just when he was so close to getting what he desires..the tables turned n his plan ruined.. his whole hard work wasted.. keeping his desperation in mind.. its very natural that he got frustrated with the way events turned out to be.. n for a moment his despair got better of him.. but the very next moment he has another plan up his sleeves.. i didn't feel anything there that could gain him my sympathies atleast...there's something you said hp;
Shutting the door, he leaned his back against it, indignation rising inside him, as tears of hopelessness stung in his eyes. One moment was all it took to undo everything he had worked hard for to come crashing down. Now he would never get cured.
... TBTBR, Ch:169
'''He is one troubled soul focused on his mission to get free of his curse first, by whatever means possible ''''
won't you feel selfishness ring in just that single line,if we even try to ignore everything else so far.. n yes i say this coz i could never see the Gen love lady anjali... i believe that if he really knew what it was he would have never thought of ruining one girl's life for another.. n i agree with you that the path he takes is not right...but there's something of his ''nature'' too that never makes him stop n think how low he's stooping..i see no remorse in him for anything.. only his own self dominates in every thought n action of his...
anyways..it was nice reading your comments.. will try to go through past discussions soon.. till then keep rocking.. am out of this discussion, for now atleast.
ps; will comment to your other replies later..tc both of you...
Edited by shass - 16 June 2013 at 4:50pm