Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
Written by Deborah Y
(4/17/2006 10:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Another layer to this passage, penned by Sarah Hannah
about the relative lack of long conversations in the other novels. I wonder if this is another sign of the youthful high-spiritedness of NA and its author: do you think the older JA is, in some sense, suspicious of people (esp. men) who talk too well? I'm thinking of bad-boy characters like Willoughby, Wickham, and Mr. Elliot -- all described, if not shown, as gifted at keeping the conversational ball rolling -- versus good guys like Edward Ferrars, Mr. Knightley, and Captain Wentworth, who tend to be men of relatively few, but well-chosen, words. Henry is a striking contrast to all that, which is perhaps why he reminds me much more of the witty Lizzie than of the other heroes.
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.