Posted by Michelle K. on September 17, 1997 at 06:40:49:
In reply to Question for *both* Bertramites and Crawfordites posted by Kathy F. on September 16, 1997 at 21:25:49
] If you would, identify yourself as either a B'ite or C'ite, and then if you like the passionate Bronte works. I'm wondering if C'ites are C'ites because they *must* have passion.
I have to admit that I have not read any Bronte as of yet. I have been meaning to read JANE EYRE for quite some time, but I do not think I'll get to participate in the group read, as I'm too busy reading other things right now. I intend to see the movie, though. I have read WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys, which is sort of a prequel to JE with a twist. Interesting book, that (don't see the movie though--IMO it's very silly).
As to the passion thing, passion without principle is a dangerous thing. Henry Crawford, though, is IMO more about pride than passion. He wants to make sure that he has power over women, and he will toy with their hearts to prove to himself that he hasn't "lost" this power.
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