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|Emotional Edward -- Not
Written by Golda
(8/10/2003 5:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Shadowy Edward, penned by Cheryl
] And that's it from Edward. Hardly lover-like, though there is some feeling in that "So far from hence!" line.
If Edward wanted to convey his feelings about the loss of Elinor at Norland, "And to what part of it?" should not have been the follow up line to "So far from hence!" Where were the more feeling phrases such as "Must you go?" "Why now?" and one my personal JA favorites, "How shall I do without you?"
] ... I suppose Emma Thompson thought so as well, didn't she?...
Yes, we need more Hugh Grant, er, I mean, more of Edward. On the screen, one needs to see things happen, unless there is a narrator. I don't think the audience would have understood Elinor's love for Edward if it wasn't portrayed. There was a chapter about this in Jane Austen in Hollywood, a past group read. "Balancing the Courtship Hero" where the author Cheryl Nixon cites "extra Edward" among other male love interests in the JA novels. This might be an interesting topic to revisit at the end of the group read.
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