Re: School Assignments
Posted by Kathy F. on October 10, 1997 at 22:53:31:
In response to School Assignments, written by Jessica on October 06, 1997 at 14:47:49
] Sorry to have offended anyone with a question on a school assignment. I simply thought that being so involved in Austen's novels as you appear to be you would be happy to offer help. I didn't ask anyone to write a paper for me, I simply asked if anyone had any suggestions in the tone, for I was having difficulty narrowing in on one specific tone. I will be sure not to ask for help in the future as it has clearly upset some of you....
Jessica, I'm glad you had the guts to say you were actually doing an assignment--we've had a few people on various boards "ask for people's opinions" (read: write their papers for them) on the main plots of the books, etc.
As to tone, there is quite a difference of opinion among us here at the Emma board. By and large, those who prefer Emma 2 (GP version) think that the tone of the book is a lot lighter, and brighter, and not nearly as serious as was portrayed in Emma 3. In this point, you'd probably get a (slightly) different opinion from everyone who posted. Also, I agree with you that the tone of the book is difficult to narrow down, because it changes with situation. (I'm an Emma3er, so I tend to see the events more seriously than my E2 counterparts.--But we've agreed to disagree, which is, of course, the best way to go.)
Good luck on your paper; but remember, that if the teacher asks for your opinion--go ahead and give it to him/her; and if you fail on this "tone" question, tell him/her that it's really an opinion question, so it's impossible to prove an opinion wrong, in this type of question. :-)
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