unfortunateness


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So, when Captain Fielding, a beautiful red coat, is seen in the area, MacLean observes him sympathetically and considers the unfortunateness of his being there: "he would be far more at home in some London salon than in this American wilderness".30 He is being envisaged as a sophisticated soldier whose glamour would have been properly matched by the fashionable culture of the British metropolis, London.
When ministers try aping their boss - in candor and caginess alike - it creates the kind of unfortunateness the law minister found himself in vis-a-vis Nepali female students in Bangladesh.
Building an opera around such a figure, one who is important historically yet whose legacy is marred by a widely publicized act of cowardice, is a confounding performative charge, but I think the production--with the grandeur of its soundscape, visuality and texture, and stellar performances--balanced the unfortunateness of Newton Arvin as operatic "hero."