JE is indeed a bit preachy. ;-)
Posted by Luisa on October 17, 1997 at 10:21:54:
In response to Preachy or not?, written by Ann on October 17, 1997 at 00:18:03
] 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.
You right, Jane Eyre is indeed a bit preachy. But I find a book like Mansfield Park equally preachy, though, as you say, in a "more subtle" way. That doesn`t make it more interesting or valuable.
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