Posted by sn on August 17, 1998 at 13:30:27:
In response to Hello there!, written by Caroline on August 16, 1998 at 23:45:45
I would imagine most writers of her time valued heroines more like Jane Bennet. Just wondering...interested in what others either know or think...
] Big topic. What have you read so far that might make you think this?
First of all...it's not homework...just an observation (i guess it's based on stereotypical ideas of what i think people expected "back then.")
I noticed that i associated w/ Elizabeth Bennet almost instantly. Emma also has that witty appeal. Both characters have a lot of sarcasm and wit to their personalities--traits that are enjoyed now, but that i imagine would be suppressed in the old days. I myself use a lot of sarcasm, but only up till my father's generation--beyond that point i always imagined it would conceived as insolence. Caroline Bingley seems to be the voice of (what deem silly) convention in remarking on the traits we love most about Elizabeth. It almosts seems like Jane Austen was in this century reflecting on the errors of previous centuries. She was a keen lady!
(Sorry i think i may have rambled :()
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