Posted by Luisa on July 11, 1997 at 08:42:49:
In reply to Fanny Price and Jane Eyre? posted by AnneM on July 08, 1997 at 21:01:03
] All-in-all this makes her more of a Jane Eyre character than I have suspected before but without the courage to risk all to act on her feelings.
] I don't agreee with this! In fact, in my weak mind, there is no comparison!! :-)
Jane Eyre is more complex than Fanny, besides being more interesting, but that´s just an opinion. My thought is that they have no character resemblance whatsoever. Their situations are similar, though.
] that Fanny is carrying a good load of suppresses rage
] 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.
I agree. There`s no rage; the way she goes back to take care of old Aunt Reed shows that perfectly. She´s sad, but not angry. She learn how to get stronger through adversity and that´s what makes her do inspiring a character. What she has supressed is love, joy and intimacy, cause she´s afraid of getting hurt and also has a notion tha she`s a "paid subordinate" with hardly any rights.
] This is an interesting thought, I'll have to think about it.
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