One and one, and etc
Posted by Constanza on June 04, 1998 at 18:31:39:
In response to Nasty aunts, nice aunties, written by Linden on June 04, 1998 at 04:11:48
] Yes, you're right. Aunts outnumber aunties.
And there's Madame Montoni in the Misteries of Udolpho (which so far reminds me of Aunt Norris)
the one of the main female character in Love in the Time of Cholera (or whatever its name in English should be).
But Lady Branwell is so formidable because she is an Aunt, a prospective Mother-in-Law, a Wife, and a Mother, (mind you the capital letters) all bound in one. (Just fancy, having a book of eligible suitors and making your husband dine upstairs because it would otherwise unbalance the table, ughh!)
By the way, speaking of Bertie, I think that Aunt Agatha is the greatest literary AUNT of all.
I must say I find a lot of similarities between Algy/Lane and Betie/Jeeves.
Have you noticed that having aunts boss a grown-up but still young man is funny (Bertie, Algy) but if he were to be bossed by his mother, it would be pathetic?
Hope it makes sense. Gotta go. :-)
- "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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