Posted by Lori on June 25, 1997 at 07:45:51:
In reply to Re: Mr. Woodhouse posted by Susan on June 24, 1997 at 19:25:54
Mr. Woodhouse is certainly a detriment to Emma's upbringing -- however on a lighter note:
In the film Emma(2) - as I was watching it occured to me that although he was up in years, Mr. Woodhouse didn't seem quite right to be the father of someone like Emma. Emma's mother must have been an attractive woman, yet when you look at Mr. Woodhouse you wonder -- what on earth was that woman thinking!
Whenever I imagine what Emma's mother would have looked like, I picture Gwyneth Palthrow's own mother Blythe Danner. And since she played Thomas Jefferson's wife in 1776, it isn't too hard to imagine her in that time period.
Know I know, that most people back then did not marry for love, but for money -- so I can technically understand why Mr. Woodhouse would have been a catch. I'm just having a little fun.