YOU FORGOT one...
Posted by KAREN L on December 23, 1997 at 21:29:59:
In response to Perhaps, written by Constanza on December 23, 1997 at 15:10:40
] They are death (Emma, Persuasion), absent (Northanger Abbey; Mansfield Park) or have little influence on their daughters' life. On the other hand, there are always a female character that fills in the role of mother/confidante: Mrs. Gardiner, Emma's former governess; Lady I-don't-remember-her-name in Persuassion; the Aunt in Mansfield Park, etc. What do you think?
You forgot about Sense and Sensibility...I've only seen the movie so far, so I do not know what she's like in the book, but as far as I've seen, S&S has a mother that is present, except when Marianne and Elinor are allowed to go to London and Mrs. Dashwood isn't there to help Marianne when she gets her heart broken by Willoughby.-KAREN L
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