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|JA's irony here?
Written by Ramya
(1/11/2004 3:15 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lizzy and Jane, penned by Hannah M
]I found it interesting that Lizzy is not immediatly singled out as the star of the book. It does not become apparent that she is the focus until Chapter 3 or 4. Of course, everyone knows that the book is about her.
I agree. Years ago, when I first read it, I got the impression at the beginning that Jane was the heroine of the story- she is beautiful, one of her mother's favourites, Mr. Bingley dances with her twice, and so on.
I feel JA is being ironic here- by making Lizzy, who though is pretty herself, is only second best in looks, is not a favourite of her mother, and is slighted by a very eligible young man at the ball-the heroine.
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