mooncat9 said:I have a feeling that if Elaine was on Trisha, Trisha would say to get some DAMN SELF RESPECT! There is a doormat feel to Elaine in this card, when Lancelot doesn't really live up to his responsibilities. The fact Elaine in in and Lancelot is outside, shows how markedly different they are, how Elaine can see Lancelot but just can't reach him.
Good thoughts, but I sort of lost it, must need to re-read something...what and where is Trisha?
It could also mean you can't trick things into being the way you want them to be...she did have a spell placed on Lancelot to get him to "love" her in the first place, giving him the illusion that she was someone else. So it could be about more than regrets, but using deception to gain something that was never yours in the first place. So his regret was guilt for betraying his love and being victimized by Elaine, in one sense, not feeling responsible because he had been under a spell after all...it was't really his fault.
So, Elaine regretted her poor planning, things didn't turn out quite the way she had imagined them, but apologies wouldn't cut it...she had to take the responsibility of her actions and make the best of it. What is ironic, is that had she allowed things to happen in their own way, it may have been possible for them to have developed a real relationship, based on friendship and trust, as he came to the realization that his love for Guinevere was a destructive one. Instead it became a real Shakespearean tragedy, hardly anyone was left standing.