Posted by Cassia on July 10, 1997 at 13:29:12:
In reply to Re: Fanny Price and Jane Eyre? posted by Luisa on July 10, 1997 at 13:14:58
] ] I don't agreee with this! In fact, in my weak mind, there is no comparison!! :-)
] I think the only thing common to both is the fact that they are both orphans,thatīs about it, in my opinion. Janeīs a much more interesting character.
] ] If you are saying JE is carring around supressed rage, I think she has supressed quite a bit, but not rage. Love, and life itself to name a few.
] Yeah, I donīt think Jane has supressed anger or hatred. The way she goes back to take care of Aunt Reed shows that perfectly. The only thing she feels is sadness. The things she has indeed supressed are love (I agree), joy (because sheīs constantly afraid of disappointment) and, of course, intimacy and sensuality. She always talks of Reason as a tyranical entity, because it curbs every powerful feeling and leaves her limp and lonely. Jane doesn`t learn how to hate, she learns to live with it and get stronger. Thatīs why she is such an inspiring, wonderful character.
No, i don't think that JE has supresses rage, she expresses that very well, especially as a little girl. No that is a contrast with Fanny. And the reason why I beleive JE is more healthy than Fanny. JE has tantrums as a child but learns to use her anger in other ways as an adult. Fanny never learned this and it adds to her isolation and draws Mrs. Norris' ire at the same time. She makes herself easy to overlook and to abuse since she hasn't learned the art of redirecting. JE does learn this lesson, and it gives her position stregnth.
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