I find them loathsome
Posted by Cassia on September 24, 1997 at 17:47:44:
In response to Jane Eyre likened to the dentist, written by CK on September 22, 1997 at 17:18:34
] ] thanks for a much needed chuckle(i'm reading the first part of jane eyre).
] ] Ooooooooo! Quick, Greg...pick up a copy of Emma or soak your head in a vat of any of the three adaptations. Jane Eyre is like a long visit at the dentist's.
] That's a very good way to describe the writing of all of the Bronte sisters' stories. Their stories are fine, just depressing. Perhaps I haven't read enough of their works, but does any of the heros or heroines have a happy childhood? I've been trying to read JE to participate in the discussion, but it is slow going. I just read Wuthering Heights last month and I think I'm in Bronte overload. :-P
] In the meantime, I'm still waiting for it to rain, so I can watch S&S2 and try going to the post office again. ;-)
Csharlotte Bronte wrote that she felt that JA characters led constrained airless lives because JA never showed a woman out in the world. I think that despite the fact that all the Brontes show more of the "bonny beck" ect. their novels are much more straightjacketed despite their breadth. Why? none of them seem able to picture anyone happy. Can you remember any of Charlotte, Emily or even Anne's charaters laughing with mirth? If they are running in the lanes aren't they usually trying to escape from something foul? I realise that they all lived difficult lives. but can't they lighten up a bit?
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