by Andrea Elizabeth
But Donna Anna and Zerlina are moved by pity for their fiances. They become maternal towards them. Don Giovanni flatters them instead, but his flattery seems sincere. The women are moved by pride and vanity in the worst sense, but if there is something glorious in feminine nature, beside maternal virtues, then shouldn’t this be appreciated? Shouldn’t a flower be happy its a pretty flower? Husbands should know how to love their wives for being women, not just stoic mothers. This reminds me of That Hideous Strength after the heroin has had a grand adventure with Ransom, she has to go back to an apartment where her husband has left a mess. Ransom tells her to be happy about it anyway.