Brothers and sisters
Posted by Linden on July 14, 1998 at 19:16:48:
Just thought I'd kick off a discussion about brothers and sisters in JA's novels. Here's my thoughts to get things going:
The earlier novels (NA & S&S) seem to show very affectionate relations between siblings: Catherine and James, the Tilneys, Marianne and Elinor.
The later ones (Emma & Persuasion) show more distant relations: Emma and Isabella are not especially sisterly; Anne doesn't have much in common with either of her sisters.
The middle ones (P&P, MP) are half way - Elizabeth and Jane are close, but not the other sisters; Fanny and William are close, but that's about all.
If this is the case, does it say something about JA's relationships with her own siblings?
- Which siblings? Karen V 00:04:44 7/16/98 (0)
- Hmmm,.. Cassia 18:49:10 7/15/98 (1)
- also,... Courtney Lynne 20:47:13 7/15/98 (0)
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