Posted by kathleen (elder) on September 04, 1997 at 12:51:25:
In response to Isabella isn't a young Mrs Bennet, written by Marsha on September 03, 1997 at 20:51:41
] 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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