<---------Jezebel.......(as per Saskatoon elders)
I have a theory about Dinah....I figure that she liked Schechem a whole lot...she was very attracted to him...and they had consensual sex. When she got home, she felt very uncomfortable...her brothers over-reacted because she got home kinda late....Her brothers gave her the third degree...and she felt frightened because her brothers were kinda scary and possessive because of the sister thing. To avoid the brotherly over-reaction, she kinda insinuated that Schechem raped her, therefore focusing attention away from herself.
The brothers then turned their anger and blame toward Schechem. Dinah's plan seemed to work...that is her brothers turned their attention away from herself and toward Schechem. The thing she did not realize was that they were over-reacting and over-protective...they were planning to eliminate Schechem from the situation.
Dinah was too afraid to admit that she was physically attracted to Schechem. And when Schechem was killed by her brothers, she was even more afraid to admit the circumstances she found herself in. What an awful situation she found herself in...There was no way to turn around and change her story.
What a price she had to pay...she lost the guy that she fell for...watched her brothers kill him...because she did not want to admit to them that she made love with him and had strong romantic feelings for him...
I don't understand why her brothers felt so possessive about their sister. Why wouldn't they just let her make her own choices and decisions without them interfering in her life...Very sad....