"I might add that one could infer some support for Jehlen's idea by thinking
about The House of the Seven Gables, the novel I haven't so far mentioned.
Here we might notice that in the book he thought closest to his actual life
and sensibility, and most engaged in working out a way for men and women to
live together in the calmer light of everyday life, the gender drama is much
more conventional: it's Holgrave who needs anchoring in Phoebe's efficacious
goodness, and Phoebe who needs complicating via exposure to his more free-ranging
and critical mind."