1810 England, the height of the Napoleonic wars. It was thought that humans walked the path of enlightenment leaving monsters and dark things behind. However, those monsters and night stalkers merely hide in the darkness, as a young maid, Bernadette, soon finds out.
New chapter! Ominous, no?
In response to a guests comment on the previous page:
Terms like 'monster' and the moral judgement that are things made by human minds and are subject to interpretation and individual points of view. To me, Bernadette is Bernadette, an amalgam of ideas and her own experiences; greater than the sum of her parts. What you or I think is unimportant. What is important is what she thinks, her point of view. And from her point of view, she is a monster.
Joke of the day: A vampire goes to a pet shop, he says he's looking to adopt a blood hound. :D
That is an excellent explanation you gave. She may feel she is a monster, but it doesn't mean she has to act like one. If she wants to stay the same gentle person she was as a human, she still can. Just because she's no longer human doesn't mean she has to give up her humanity. Hopefully her time with Angela and Jinny will teach her that.
A tid bit, related in a way, just felt right to put this down.
By all logic, the differences of guilt and shame should be clear. We feel guilt for what we do. We feel shame for what we are. But is it ever really that clear?