Posted by AnneM on October 07, 1997 at 16:37:05:
In response to Very simple answer, written by Mark on October 07, 1997 at 16:20:18
The protaganists in a romance novel must SUFFER before they can be happy. Little details like what we have been discussing just get in the way of their ennobling ordeal. Therefore they are unimportant and can safely be ignored.
oh, they are not unimportant, or we would not be discussing, or enjoying anything Bronte. they are just a different method of delivering a message. Lizzie and Jane suffered also before the happy ending. Bronte is heavier handed in her shading, and more designing in the shape of the book, whereas in Austen, the story flows more lifelike. and perhaps more enjoyable?
] Any wonder why I we prefer Jane Austen to any other novelist?
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