Preachy or not?
Posted by Ann on October 17, 1997 at 00:18:03:
In response to I totally agree., written by Luisa on October 16, 1997 at 14:03:29
] 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.
I find this very intriguing. Below, Barbara wrote, and Hil agreed with:
I also found this book [JE] to be quite moralizing or preachy?? In JA we certainly see who is at fault and why, but she doesn't go on and ON about it.So which is it, is Bronte more preachy than Austen, or is Austen more preachy than Bronte. For me, I fall in the Austen-is-less category. Reading JEyre is like being struck with a two-by-four every time you turn the page. The themes and emotions are written so largely, that I was beaten down by them. Austen is far more subtle.
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