Posted by Claire on April 30, 1997 at 00:16:09:
In reply to Re: Austen and the anti-heroine? Or, just a different heroine? posted by kathleen (elder) on April 29, 1997 at 21:30:32
None of Austen's characters is alike. That is perhaps the most interesting aspect of her creations. Each is a distinctly separate personality. Fanny has qualities which seem to have come from her background of deprivation. A very different setting than Lizzie's. This seems to have molded her character: Loyalty and devotion to those who befriended her to the exclusion of all else. She is also truthful unto herself, unable to bend her moralistic views, even for a moment. Fanny definitely has nothing in common with gregarious and pretty Lizzie.
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