Posted by Golda on July 02, 1998 at 18:10:19:
In response to Don't inquire, written by gkb on July 02, 1998 at 14:45:39
] And the men never inquire, but the women are all too curious--except of course for Mrs. Ferrars whose words and ideas are numerically matched. I think my favorite villainous folks are Fanny Dashwood (heartless greed) Mrs. Norris (obsessive greed) and Mr. Elliot (hypocritical greed).
As usual, I agree with gkb's points above. JA's characters are not quite villainous, but there are some people I'd like to push her off the ferry into New York Harbour -- mainly Mrs. Norris. I detest her so much that I get anxious reading her lines.
I also think Frank Churchill deserves mention for using Emma, and everyone in Highbury, very ill. It was very wrong of him. As for Mr. Elliot, I could never believe that he sincerely loved Anne. These men are too smooth by half.
Lastly, is that a deckhand I see lowering the life boat to fetch Fanny Dashwood as we pass the Statue of Liberty where the currents are the strongest in the 5.2 mile trip home?
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