Another difference and some similarities
Posted by Kay on April 20, 1998 at 21:45:20:
In response to Flora Poste is the Anti-Emma, written by Cassia on April 20, 1998 at 14:50:47
- Emma has a loving, although inconsequential parent, Flora is the orphraned daughter of people who don't seem to cared for her very much.
- Emma is devoted to her father, Flora couldn't care less.
- Emma's world revolves pretty much around Emma, Flora's attempts to push her to the side.
- Emma is rich, Flora is poor.
Flora was brought up "rich" though, and nobody realized until her parents died that no money was left. She had what she says was the best education, which leads into my difference:
Flora has a greater wealth of experience than Emma -- a more varied education; she's traveled, has met more people and has a greater variety of friends. Flora is cosmopolitan whereas Emma is parochial.
Your first reason, however, makes me think of a similarity. Both young women have had to take control at an early age -- Emma, because her father is ineffectual and Flora, because her parents are absent from her life.
Another similarity: both are somewhat rebellious about their roles -- Flora wants nothing to do with sports, and Emma, while not quite rejecting the piano, practices less than she should.
- More similarities Barbara 23:24:26 4/20/98 (0)
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