Posted by Courtney Lynne on July 24, 1998 at 13:48:23:
In response to JA's use of the five senses, written by Caroline on July 24, 1998 at 13:22:18
] I've been thinking a lot about JA's style recently, and what makes it unique. One of the things that constantly comes to mind is her use of the five senses. She doesn't actually depend on them nearly as much as other authors, and the variation of the way she uses them seems to be unusual, too.
I should probably let someone answer this in a more intellectual way, but I felt compelled to put in my two cents worth. ;-) I wonder if JA doesn't use senses much because her novels are driven by what's going on in the character's minds. I've read all of her major works and I can't really think of a character reacting out of their senses. The only remote possibility that I can come up with is that when Lizzy is attracted Wickham she thinks he's handsome, but (IMHO) she's really drawn to him because of his story.
Well, there's my two cents! If my facts are wrong, someone please correct me. I'm going off of memory and perception only!
- Reactions Caroline 11:27:33 7/27/98 (0)
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