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Don Larsson notes that the figure of Lord Nelson in the popular perception
and in THAT HAMILTON WOMAN (1941) suggests "that "disability" is no
impediment to success and can even be a tool towards that success."
 
Consider, for example, Nelson's eye patch.I seem to remember (accurately I
hope) that a brand of men's shirts (Hathaway?) was once merchandized using
an advertisement which pictured an "elegant" man with an eye patch.There
was also a comic strip (Brenda Starr?) in which one of the male characters
wore an eye patch. I think the authors intended to increase the romantic
appeal of these figures by suggesting that they had performed heroic deeds
at great personal cost.It seems to me that they were not intended to
suggest that the males in question were more vulnerable and therefore more
approachable.
 
 
Sincerely,
Peter Latham
 
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