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Re: Episode 4 Discussion (no book spoilers pls!)

(Anonymous) 2015-06-07 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I liked this review:
http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/jonathan-strange-mr-norrell/35672/jonathan-strange-mr-norrell-episode-4-review-all-the-mirrors-of-the-world

It’s not quite so straightforward. Strange’s position, one that responds to evidence (the Raven King’s magic clearly works; there is another realm behind England’s mirrors) is the more properly scientific one. Strange adapts his beliefs according to observable experience, the mark of a scientist. Norrell, on the other hand, takes the inflexible position of steadfast and blinkered faith. He has decided upon a position and refuses to bend from it no matter what the evidence says.