gaskell is indispensible...
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Posted by greg on October 10, 1997 at 18:46:52:
In response to That should read: "if they were _not_ gifted"-Sorry, written by Cassia on October 10, 1997 at 14:17:11
...She was still angry at the assuptions of her society until she died, IMHO. All of my suppositions are based are her published letters to Mrs Gaskell.
do you have any strongly held views you'd like to share regarding the feminist aspects of je? in our discussions on this board, several other incidents of an arguably feminist bent came to light that i was not previously aware of. helen burns' epitaph "resurgam", for example, suddenly seemed to become a call to arms, as it were, when viewed in the hue of feminism! but is this an accurate reflection of bronte's prime motivations? your mention of gaskell reminded me that i'd bought/read her bio of cb a few years ago; i'll have to dust it off this weekend. i think gaskell's book would also be an absolutely indispensible resource for any would-be je screenwriters - a lot of neat parallels plus historical references regarding the yorkshire folk. i wonder how many have trouble struggling through the parts about bronte's utterly depressing circumstances, though.
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