Posted by Archer on June 16, 1997 at 14:44:39:
In reply to Re: What does Mr. Knightley say?-"Objective" view for jj & sarah2 posted by Cassandra on June 14, 1997 at 13:59:18
] As Kali would say alternative realities. Mr. Knightley is supposed to have a cheerful manner which always did him good. He is kindness personified(as Miss Bates would say, upon my honour) and great natural grace. There are not "one and a hundred with gentleman so plainly written."
] And as for JN being too charming to be Mr. Knightley.."Being charming is not quite enough to induce (a person) to marry. One "must find other people charming-one other person at least."
Thank you for restoring my faith with actual evidence from JA herself. After I saw Mark Strong's portrayal of Mr. Knightley (which I couldn't stand--he was such a stiff) I had to search through my copy of the book for well over an hour with trembling hands just to reassure myself that Mr. Knightley was supposed to be somewhat desirable. (And I was able to find quite a bit of evidence).__