Posted by DeborahC on September 09, 1998 at 15:59:03:
In response to Jane Eyre, written by Emma Elizabeth Anne on September 02, 1998 at 07:00:23
I think the main thing for me is that the person has to be 'good' to
a degree and has some qualities that I can identify with or admire the
character for. Because of that, I some how find myself liking the
plainer characters more in general, it seems that they are usually
given much more depth. For instance, I don't like most of the Thomas
Hardy heroines (I have not read or seen Tess) because I found them
shalow and/or selfish, I don't like Scarlett O'Hara for similar reason,
I don't like Anna Karanina because I find her self indulgent and weak.
I like Jane Eyre, Elizabeh Bennent, Elinor Dashwood, Anne Elliot,
Margret Scheligo and Sybella Melvin and none of them is described to
be 'the most beautiful of them all'. Maybe authors tend to make
the plainer heroines the stronger people.
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