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|Echoes of other JA novels
Written by JoAnn
(3/3/2009 7:54 p.m.)
For instance, we are told in Chapter 2 that "Mrs. Morland knew so little of lords and baronets, that she entertained no notion of their gernal mischievousness..." In my mind, this contrasted with Mary Crawford's assertion that, "my home at my uncle’s brought me acquainted with a circle of admirals. Of Rears and Vices I saw enough.".
Images of S&S's Mrs. Jennings arose for me when I read Isabella saying in Chapter 6: "...but I see how it is: you are indifferent to every body's admiration, except that of one gentleman, who shall be nameless." I expected her to start in on Mr. F! This interchange and its continuation also had me thinking about Emma, with her certainty that she understand's everyone else's heart so well.
I wonder if anyone else is finding these nuggets, or if it's just my imaginings? If it's not just my odd perception, it makes me wonder how many years some of these character traits and ideas brewed in JA's head before they became full-formed characters. I'll be interested to see if I continue to see things like this as the novel continues.
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