Posted by greg on June 04, 1997 at 23:28:08:
In reply to Re: Emma = Caroline Bingley [P&P]? posted by Kali on June 03, 1997 at 23:28:16
] I've always thought that Emma was designed with the feelings and troubles of the rich in mind. In a way, it's more difficult to make an intelligent drama out of the lives of the wealthy and content (especially when said drama is infused with a healthy dose of humor). Finally, Austen gives heroine time to a young woman who is both rich and popular - and puts her into a situation deep enough to produce the author's most poignant work!
kali - yes, YES, and YESSS! makes me want to go out and read some more ja criticism - along with more ja, of course. if you're not careful, you'll make me THINK.
everyone's so loyal to their own particular favorite novel, it makes me think we're all right! thank-you, beloved miss a!