Nasty aunts, nice aunties
Posted by Linden on June 04, 1998 at 04:11:48:
In response to Lady Bracknell and other fictional aunts, written by MB on June 03, 1998 at 14:14:41
] What is it about formidable aunts in literature? Mothers and stepmothers have complained of shabby treatment, but I think aunts bear the brunt of it. Just look at the formidable aunts in Earnest, in the Bertie Wooster books, in Jane Austen, etc.
] Other than Auntie Mame, and perhaps Graham Green's aunt (in Travels with My Aunt), we are an abused relation.
Some nasty aunts: Lady Catherine (P&P), Mrs Norris (MP), Mrs Reed (Jane Eyre)
Some nice aunties: Mrs Gardiner (P&P), Betsy Trotwood (David Copperfield)
Yes, you're right. Aunts outnumber aunties.
- One and one, and etc Constanza 18:31:39 6/04/98 (6)
- "Love in the Time of Cholera" is absolutely correct :-) (NFM) MB 17:13:25 6/05/98 (0)
- Louisa May Alcott's aunts Constanza 11:44:49 6/05/98 (4)
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