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Date: Apr 7 12:03 AM, 2012
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Namparagirl wrote:
Sabrina wrote:
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This poor lad. Probably grows up to be horrid, but sad. I understand Morwenna's fears ( born of pathological revulsion) but still can't quite accept her abandonment of the child.


 I can't either, especially since he probably would have grown up to be a better person if raised by Morwenna and Drake than by Lady Whitworth.  Actually, he didn't grow up to be horrid, just rather selfish, as Lady Whitworth spoiled him.


He would most definitely have turned out better if Drake had been involved in his upbringing, but with Lady Whitworth as his guardian and Grandmother he was brought up in exactly the same way as his Father and therefore the likelihood of turning out the same, if not worse than Osborne was more or less guaranteed.  We know that he grew up to be selfish, spiteful, mean natured, easily led with inherently cruel tendencies, just like his despicable Father.  Sadly, the only person who could have saved him was Morwenna, but she had suffered so much and was totally broken in mind, body and spirit after her years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of the evil Osborne and for her to have fought Lady Whitworth for full custody of her child would have most certainly killed her as she would never have been free of Osborne, who had himself been so much like his hideous Mother.  I always find myself pitying any poor young woman who might have had the misfortune to encounter Conan the young man and a shiver always runs down my spine at the thought.no


 I really think he could have gone either way.  I find it incredibly that Lady Whitworth, as a woman herself, didn't raise her son or her grandson to have respect for the women in their lives.  Drake certainly would have taught John Conan that.  I can't help wondering what effect it had on Conan knowing that he had been abandonded by his mother and whether it led to a self-fullfilling prophesy of him becoming more like his father's side of the family.

I was certainly very disappointed in Morwenna's mother for condoning her arranged marriage to Ossie Whitworth.  It seems like she should have known how unhappy her daughter would be, and you'd think that would be the last thing she would want.



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Sabrina wrote:
Smollett wrote:

This poor lad. Probably grows up to be horrid, but sad. I understand Morwenna's fears ( born of pathological revulsion) but still can't quite accept her abandonment of the child.


 I can't either, especially since he probably would have grown up to be a better person if raised by Morwenna and Drake than by Lady Whitworth.  Actually, he didn't grow up to be horrid, just rather selfish, as Lady Whitworth spoiled him.


He would most definitely have turned out better if Drake had been involved in his upbringing, but with Lady Whitworth as his guardian and Grandmother he was brought up in exactly the same way as his Father and therefore the likelihood of turning out the same, if not worse than Osborne was more or less guaranteed.  We know that he grew up to be selfish, spiteful, mean natured, easily led with inherently cruel tendencies, just like his despicable Father.  Sadly, the only person who could have saved him was Morwenna, but she had suffered so much and was totally broken in mind, body and spirit after her years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of the evil Osborne and for her to have fought Lady Whitworth for full custody of her child would have most certainly killed her as she would never have been free of Osborne, who had himself been so much like his hideous Mother.  I always find myself pitying any poor young woman who might have had the misfortune to encounter Conan the young man and a shiver always runs down my spine at the thought.no



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Date: Apr 6 2:25 AM, 2012
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Smollett wrote:

This poor lad. Probably grows up to be horrid, but sad. I understand Morwenna's fears ( born of pathological revulsion) but still can't quite accept her abandonment of the child.


 I can't either, especially since he probably would have grown up to be a better person if raised by Morwenna and Drake than by Lady Whitworth.  Actually, he didn't grow up to be horrid, just rather selfish, as Lady Whitworth spoiled him.



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This poor lad. Probably grows up to be horrid, but sad. I understand Morwenna's fears ( born of pathological revulsion) but still can't quite accept her abandonment of the child.

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Date: Mar 28 8:36 PM, 2012
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The Son of Osborne and Morwenna.  After Osborne dies, Morwenna gives him up to be adopted by Lady Whitworth, because she is afraid he will grow up to be just like his father, of whom she has such bad memories.  Indeed, later in the books it is described that Conan looks a lot like his father, and is often ill-mannered, but it is not clear that he is as bad as his father in his treatment of women.



-- Edited by Namparagirl on Wednesday 28th of March 2012 08:37:58 PM

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