Good Mrs. Norris
Posted by gkb on May 18, 1998 at 13:48:34:
In response to Um, well..., written by Stolzi on May 18, 1998 at 09:40:08
] Let's hear a list of Mrs Norris' likeable points :)
Well, ok, I'll bite.
1) She would have been a better mother of nine on a small income than her sister!
2) She was honest--in regards to money and in expressing her opinions
3) She had a strong desire to be useful.
4) She was instrumental in getting Fanny adopted.
5) She was capable of strong emotional attachment--mostly to money, but also to Maria
6) She was energetic and active
7) She helped make clothing for the very poor
] (and Lady Catherine de Bourgh's for that matter, or Mr. Collins')
Lady Catherine had sense and some degree of judgment, also candour with regard to her feelings. Mr. Collins wishes to please and seeks to be liked. He is not a drunkard nor a vicious (gambling, adulterous, etc) man. Negative virtue may not be positively likeable, but neither is it inconsiderable in view of the possible alternatives.
On another topic, may I ask what biography of Dorothy L. Sayers has the information about her Jewish lover? I had not known about this, though I knew she had a child out of wedlock. (I've been reading the Cold COmfort Farm threads in the Archives, having just finished the book.) Thanks for any info on the Sayers bio.
- Lady Catherine Lee 22:08:59 6/19/98 (0)
- Virtues, Sayers Stolzi 09:34:24 5/22/98 (1)
- Muchas gracias! (nfm) gkb 16:57:30 5/22/98 (0)
- Another for Mrs. Norris Constanza 13:58:03 5/18/98 (2)
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