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September 27, 2013 1:19 PM Subscribe
Friends, I am finally getting around to watching the 1981 version of Brideshead Revisited, and I have some questions about it.
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I am very much enjoying the episodes. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't yet read the book, and I am only through the second episode of the television program, so it may be that, in time, the show itself (or the book) will answer my question.
However, I thought I would inquire of the hive mind, so that I have a better context for the story.
Thus far, the people around Sebastian and Charles, both at Oxford and in Venice, seem remarkably, if not incredibly, tolerant and acceptive of their relationship. As is my understanding, Evelyn Waugh wished to keep the nature of their relationship ambiguous, but still, I find myself wondering to what extent the people of Europe of the early 1900s would have regarded Charles and Sebastian as tolerantly as they do in the program. I suppose I am asking how realistic what I am watching is.
Thank you in advance, as always, for helping me broaden my horizons.