Not so much brother and sister : )
Posted by Carolyn B on January 05, 1998 at 23:25:45:
In response to Boy, are you opening a can of worms with this one!, written by MB on January 05, 1998 at 19:54:09
] You are, as always, completely entitled to your opinion, but I think you may experience some disagreement here.
From me for one!! : D Sure Henry would be a nice brother, but I'd much rather date him!
Since I have to admit (reluctantly) that I occasionally identify with Catherine, I would be much less intimidated by Henry Tilney who would be good at putting me at ease, etc. than say Darcy who would be looking down his nose at me (because I certainly can't compete with Elizabeth Bennet)! Much as I love CF's Darcy, I know in real life I wouldn't stand a chance with him and probably wouldn't know what to say to him. Henry Tilney on the other hand...... ; )
] I happen to adore Darcy, Wentworth, Knightley, and Tilney (notice how JA rfers to him as "Henry", while all her other heroes are adressed by their surnames).
Had not noticed that. Interesting point!
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