Stirring things again
Posted by Linden on July 01, 1998 at 03:35:57:
In response to Hmm... So many villians, so little time... , written by caitlin on June 29, 1998 at 11:19:54
] ] I would be really interested in which villian you find most interesting and why.
IMHO, villains aren't Jane Austen's strong point. The nastiest of the lot, Mrs Norris, just doesn't compete with some of the great villains of literature, especially those from Dickens (Uriah Heep, Fagin) or Shakespeare (Richard III, Iago).
The trouble with JA is that she's resolutely sane, and tells us merely of the exceedingly disagreeable, rather than the truly wicked.
- "The extremely disagreeable" Erica 03:40:46 7/21/98 (0)
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