Posted by Constanza on January 05, 1998 at 16:38:39:
In response to Exactly!, written by MB on January 05, 1998 at 13:54:12
I don't think her mentally deficient but rather short-sighted, under-educated (how's that for politically correct?!? ;-), and immature, all qualities that can (and will IMO) be remedied! Catherine can even be witty at times, although probably much of that is inadvertent! >i/>
I think that JA intended to portray an average 17-year-old lady perhaps as opposed what would be the average gothic heroine. She has an average beauty, average intelligence, average education. What is remarkable of her is her good nature and her innocence.
IMHO her most lovable trait is her tendency towards believing that people would act as she does, ie honestly.
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