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|Dramatic presentation: novel vs P&P2
Written by kathleen (elder)
(2/1/2004 10:37 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chapter 35:Darcy's soliloquy or is it a monologue?, penned by Tara O'Donnell
In the novel we don't see Darcy actually writing the letter, struggling with his thoughts, while in P&P2, we get to see that aspect of the whole letter-writing experience for Darcy. Also in P&P2, we hear the letter spoken in Darcy's voice. That is a very effective way for the viewers to change their opinions of the man.
And combining the letter narration with scenes that support the descriptions also helps the viewer: makes the letter less boring visually and gives us images to go along with the words. Also, this is the first time we see Georgiana in P&P2, I believe, and the image of this young, innocent-looking girl contrasted with the older, more experienced (and nefarious?) Wickham is very dramatic.
In the novel, of course, we have to imagine all of these images, but then, we have to imagine every image! But it is nice to have the extra visuals in P&P2 to go along with the letter narrative, and I am glad that the letter narration was included.
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