What do you think of Bette? (spoilers)
Do you think she was evil and bitter through-and-through (though if so, perhaps somewhat justified in wanting revenge)? Or does Bette have some redeeming qualities?
The scene at the end when first she is looking at Wenseslas' corpse and says to the courtesan that this is "boring" and walks away coldly, may have been an act for the courtesan's sake. She might have genuinely mourned him, but still needed to complete her revenge on the courtesan by driving the knife in so to speak. Do you think she still cared for him in the end?
The last scene of Bette taking care of the Count and his baby grandson seemed to me almost like everything had gone full circle and finally Bette had justice and the child she never had. I thought maybe she had a look of affection on her face when she was speaking to the baby. At the same time, it was a little creepy. Maybe all she ever really wanted was to be a mother. Then again, maybe she's the ultimate control freak and now she has total control.
I think...she's a mixture of both. A very interesting character indeed!
"I'm sorry, but.." is a self-contained lie.