Posted by gkb on August 01, 1998 at 20:13:20:
In response to Re: luscious babe stuff: left out of Austen , written by Bonny on August 01, 1998 at 03:47:17
] right on RadicaFem, and ...particularly your rants.;-)
We collectively and individually thank you!
] I can think of a scene where the authorial voice does shift to Male Gaze perspective though:in S&S, where we get perhaps JA's most minute description of her protagonists appearance filtered through Willoughby's eyes, perhaps to signal that W. is not quite the gentleman? Willoughby's orbs are most pleasantly stimulated by the visual input as he processes the forms of Marianne & Elinor. "Luscious babe" is not too far from his thoughts.
] The Body is definitely there in Austen, and particularly in S&S. I had a (female) Professor last year who lectures on that very theme in S&S, and it's transformation in S&S2.
Is this the passage in Chapter 10 that begins "Of their personal charms he had not required a second interview to be convinced." and goes on to describe their beauty? Well, bust my buttons! (don't got no bodice) I never realized that could be read as if from Willoughby's viewpoint. I always took it to be authorial omniscience. Thanks to you and your professor for enhancing my understanding of JA. RoP is SO much fun!!!
- Yea Bonny 05:26:20 8/03/98 (0)
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