Are we bashing the Brontes?
Posted by Sendra on September 27, 1997 at 13:49:39:
In response to Jane Eyre (don't read this if you like the Brontes), written by Ann on September 17, 1997 at 22:50:49
] ] I am so glad that there's some else willing to step forward with a dislike of the Brontes! When I read Jane Eyre for the first time when I was about 14, I loved it, it was the same when I read Wuthering Heights a year later. I had to re- read both for a couse and was suprised find that both of them left a sour taste in my mouth.
] I agree completely. Austen creates such realistic characters, but the Bronte's characters are silly and stupid. I don't like the anything-for-love premise of the their work, and I thought Jane Eyre was simply poorly written.
It really is surprising to hear this; to me, any Bronte beats
Austen. Not that I don't like her, but I love the Bronte's. I read Jane Eyre before any Austen and completely fell in love with it. The characters, the great plot. Charlotte went into things that Jane Austen would never have dreamed of or had the guts to do. I liked Pride & Prejudice, but none
of the characters meant anything to me, the writing wasn't
that great. Good story, but no depth.
Sorry If I've offended all the Austenites here, but I have to stick up for the Brontes, who in my opinion not only changed literature, but were some of the best writers of all time.
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