similarities between JA and LMA?
Posted by OliviaAnn on June 02, 1998 at 13:01:32:
I wondered if anyone has noticed certain resemblances in the writings of Louisa May Alcott to those of Jane Austen's. There are two instances I have in mind. There are some very distinct similarities between Mansfield Park and An Old-Fashioned Girl. In An Old-Fashioned Girl, two of the characters are even named Fanny and Tom! It also ends with a marriage between cousins. LMA's sensation story Behind A Mask resembles Lady Susan in a few ways as well, particularly in the character of the heroine. The differences are interesting too. Polly of An Old-Fashioned Girl is far more independent than Fanny Price, determining to support herself through teaching piano. Yet they both have a certain inner strength of character (it did take strength to stand up to Sir Thomas Bertram!).
Any more thoughts?
- The person who made this image aparently thought so ;-) The Mysterious H.C. 10:33:52 6/05/98 (0)
- Clarification OliviaAnn 15:54:22 6/02/98 (9)
- Actually, I don't think so Constanza 18:23:17 6/02/98 (8)
- Little Women and P&P Linden 18:51:11 6/02/98 (7)
- The irony and humor of LMA (tee hee) Lisa S. 13:13:24 6/05/98 (5)
- Transcendentalist and genteel proverty Cath W 12:57:06 6/04/98 (0)
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