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|Abruptness of Louisa's fall
Written by Cathy Allen
(10/16/2008 4:18 p.m.)
I was struck by how abruptly JA inserts such a dramatic moment as Louisa's fall into the text. Chapter 12 is so pleasant at this point, with everyone walking along on the Cobb, enjoying the day, when suddenly EVERYTHING changes! She did this in P&P, too, with Darcy showing up so abruptly at Pemberley.
I blush to disclose that these are the only 2 of her novels that I have read. (I own the rest, and am just savoring them one at at time, I hasten to add!) Does this abruptness happen in her other books?
I love how everyone turns to Anne for guidance. In spite of her being of little or no value to her family, and frequently overlooked in the hustle and bustle of Uppercross, they all know she will see what needs to be done, and do it. YAY for Anne!
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