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Written by Reeba
(5/19/2005 2:14 p.m.)
So in P&P we see the roles reversed and it is the man (Mr. Bennet) who is unforgiving, and seems to feel a stronger sense of the error than even Lizzy and Jane.
Thus supporting her argument in Persuasion about most novels being written by men who tend to write somewhat unfavourably about women.
2. Mr. Primrose who represents clergy, is totally involved with the 'teachings' and the practice of them. There are many sermons in the book, especially in chapter 29, which is devoted to it completely.
So JA in her novels has shown the clergy as 'opposite' (Elton, Collins) or the good ones, Mr. Tilney and Edmund don't preach at all leave alone lead others in any kind of prayer. They are totally involved with 'romance'. ;-)
3. The villains in JA are not as bad as Mr. Thornhill IMO, because not one causes the ruin of a family deliberately. Maybe JA found this a bit exaggerated and thus we see that her villains are believable. They don't go to the limits Thornhill does.
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