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Posted by Olivia Ann on September 14, 1998 at 17:13:19:
In response to not JA's best..., written by Chael on September 10, 1998 at 20:12:24
] ] If so, I could potentially consider this a step backwards for JA, since her heroines are all very headstrong and independent, and the typical gothic heroine (from what I've encountered so far) is nothing more that an updated damsel in distress.
] ] --J.L.
] Catherine Morland certainly is a departure from JA's other heroines. I thought she was a very weak character, and that was a big part of the reason why I didn't like Northanger Abbey as much as the others.
When reading Northanger Abbey, you must consider that it is one of JA's earliest works and never underwent the later revising of S&S and P&P, since it was published after her death. I thought the parody elements made it very entertaining and I really liked it, but not really in the same way I liked her others. If you read her early short stories like "Love and Freindship", you see how in her early days she loved to do parodies of the literature of her day. "Love and Freindship" is simply hysterical!
Well, those are my thoughts.
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