Posted by Ann on October 16, 1997 at 23:56:20:
In response to Feeling? Depth?, written by Amy on October 16, 1997 at 21:47:23
] The feelings are quieter and more subtle, maybe even spanning a narrower range, more like real life, I think.
] As for depth, I'd have to argue that JA's stories are more multi-layered than Charlotte's. Maybe the characters don't feel things as deeply (maybe that's what you meant, Patti?) or so violently, ....
I wouldn't say that JA characters lack depth in their love and emotions, they mearly lack the volume of Bronte's characters. For me Bronte is so over the top, it becomes a cartoon, painted with such broad strokes that it loses its definition and meaning. Bronte expresses emotion more loudly in JE, but for me that doesn't make it any deeper or profound than the emotions in Austen.
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