I totally agree.
Posted by Luisa on October 16, 1997 at 14:03:29:
In response to Re-Bronte vs. Austen, written by Patti on October 15, 1997 at 20:31:27
] ] Austen I think had a more human perspective on people's emotions.
] But to me, Austen is all ritual. Feeling is human; it's a part of life. Actually I think Bronte's characters were more human, not the good, attractive blameless people that make up Austen's heroines. Jane Eyre was human and admitted her faults, her emotions likewise.
Yes, I think you`re right in that one. Austenīs characters (except for one or two great exceptions-Marianne, for example) are all so virtuous and self-denying. They all have such pretty, tidy souls. Itīs so utterly boring and annoying, IMO!
Reading a book like Jane Eyre or even a book that doesn`t try and moralize human action in any way is a breath of fresh air in comparison (I truly hate preachy novels). These are people that realize that there`s something besides duty to live for and that you necessarily HAVE TO BE selfish sometimes. Itīs a part of living. I find that admirable.
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