Posted by Linden on April 30, 1998 at 18:27:51:
In response to An Aside, written by Hil on April 29, 1998 at 22:59:55
] I think its a mistake to regard Mary Crawford as one of JA's heroines.
Sorry, I didn't mean to start the Price wars again. I think we can count her as a "supporting heroine" in the Oscars sense, like Janes Bennet and Fairfax.
Two of these supporting heroines I didn't mention in my earlier posting were Isabella Thorpe and Harriet Smith, both of whom are in the mistaken category.
Harriet is thick as a brick, but because of her good nature can be redeemed by learning what a good man and a suitable husband really is, even if she thinks that her influential friend Emma won't approve. Isabella has no good principles, and cannot learn.
Mary Crawford is a more developed character than either of these: she is almost capable of learning, but fails at the last test.
- A simple test Laraine 15:47:10 5/01/98 (0)
- A simple test Laraine 15:46:22 5/01/98 (0)
- I've always thought of Mary and Isabella Constanza 19:16:05 4/30/98 (1)
- Me too, Constanza (nfm) Hil 22:13:46 4/30/98 (0)
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