Posted by Ann on October 17, 1997 at 20:50:18:
In response to Why didn't she? (Your opinions, please), written by Rachel on October 17, 1997 at 18:35:50
] ] I would argue that she did have something to fall back on, but failed to take matters into her own hands.
] True! I always wondered why she didn't take her money and write her uncle. What do all of you think?
Frankly, I believe that it was out of her character to have not taken this course. I think Bronte betrayed JE by denying her this action. I think Bronte already had in mind JE nearly starving in the hedgerows and then surviving and couldn't get there without JE being passive about this. It was a plot devise which doesn't fit with JE's character.
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