Posted by Caroline on July 27, 1998 at 11:22:18:
In response to Some senses, written by Linden on July 25, 1998 at 05:01:00
] - Yes, but what an ear for conversation she had! It's sparkling dialogue, in which every character speaks in their own distinctive manner.
Precisely. But it concentrates on the meaning, the plot. There is very little extraeneous "sound".
Doesn't Anne in Persuasion get windblown at Lyme, which restores some of her youthful bloom?
Anne's appearance is explained away as a result of the touch of the wind against her face. The point is, that JA emphasises her appearance, and the knowledgeable reader can interpret this as a bit of a red herring- there is actually something else going on which is restoring Anne's youthful bloom as well, though the wind might have something to do with it, too!
It's an interesting use of the word "touch", too. How often does the 20th century think of the wind as "touching" someone?
Thanks for your help, Linden. I've got to go back and read it, too.
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