Sense and Sensibility
Posted by Cheryl on March 23, 1998 at 01:58:43:
In response to Three Books, written by Cheryl on March 23, 1998 at 01:27:45
It is clear that this is Tomalin's favorite JA novel and that she identifies very much with Marianne. She is especially disdainful of the Brandon's marriage, baldly stating that it will be passionless. She sees it as Marianne's punishment, and even says she "sinks into marriage with Colonel Brandon." Sinks! ;-p She points out the fact that there is no dialogue between Brandon and Marianne in the book as a sure sign of "lack of commitment to a plot point."
I don't agree with this, but I have been wondering how much of my good opinion of the happiness of the Brandon marriage is owed to Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman! ;-) I'm trying to remember what I thought of Brandon before he was Rickman in my mind, and I can't remember, I finished the book just days before I saw the movie.
What do you think? Do you agree with Tomalin's stance and if not, does the movie influence your opinion? I think it does mine, I need to reread S&S...
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