"How could you have lived for so long and still not get it…??"
I literally have no idea what to do with The Vampire Armand. I remember reading it when I was young and being utterly disgusted with Armand. I still am revolted by what he did to Claudia, his selfishness and hollowness, and how he has managed to forgive himself while still being so cruel to Louis, whom he, let’s put it plainly, used.
And then again I think about the child whom Marius saved, I think that Marius could not have made a worse blunder in his existence. Of course Santino would choose Armand to preach his religion. Armand was already so given to putting first one and then the other person or ideology on a pedastal, and dedicating himself to it blindly. I pity Armand.