Isabella isn't a young Mrs Bennet
Posted by Marsha on September 03, 1997 at 20:51:41:
In response to Re: John Knightley and Mr. Palmer, written by Cassia on September 03, 1997 at 11:45:59
] ] ] They remind me of each other! Both usually grumpy, wary of they're somehwat eccentric wives (Palmer more than John) Anyone else see similarities?
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] ] yes, with a sardonic wit, or as mrs. palmer and mrs. jennings said in s & s movie, "mr. palmer's always so droll!" :-D i think this same subject came up here on aug.24 - you may want to refer to those posts. their similarities made me think that hugh laurie(from s & s) would make a good john knightley.
] I've always thought of them as sort junior Mr Bennets. They all have rather silly wives, know this, and are far too idle to do a thing about it.
While John Knightley is somewhat like Mr Bennet and Mr Palmer, I like him better than either of the two. He isn't actually rude and obnoxious to his wife, and while both Mrs Bennet and Mrs Palmer irritate me exceedingly, I like Isabella. She always seemed to me a sort of high-born Harriet (anybody else see the similiarities?)
Maybe that's why Emma takes up with Harriet, because she reminds her so much of Isabella.
Granted, Isabella isn't very smart, but not all of us are. She is a good mother and wife, and her limited intelligence is offset by her good qualities. I would not mind chatting with her, but God forbid I have to talk to Mrs Palmer or Mrs Bennet for long!
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