Little Women and P&P
Posted by Linden on June 02, 1998 at 18:51:11:
In response to Actually, I don't think so, written by Constanza on June 02, 1998 at 18:23:17
] I think that there are very few points in common. For instance, in Little Women you have four daughters growing up and getting married (well, not Beth). They are rather genteel, beautiful, but lack money. But not in a million years would I say that it has any resemblance with P&P!
I would. Bear in mind that LW was written in the middle of the Victorian "Bash 'em over the head with morality" viewpoint, and also that LMA was a good rather than a great writer, but there are several things in common:
Jo and Lizzy are very similar, IMHO. Both take an independent line: they reject the obvious marriage with the boy next door/cousin (though Laurie is much nicer than Mr Collins), and eventually end up with a man who can show them the wider world. They have the same relationship with a much loved older sister, who does take the more conventional path of love. And they're both witty, of course.
- 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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