Posted by Golda on August 17, 1998 at 13:50:22:
In response to Daring Writer?, written by sn on August 17, 1998 at 13:30:27
] 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. (snip)
I just finished reading The Life of Jane Austen by John Halperin. One of the themes I culled from this book: Jane was intelligent and witty, and she personally felt that men did not appreciate these qualities. She had several suitors in her life, and she rejected the overtures of a few men, but for the most part, as she grew older, she came to recognize that her talents were not appreciated by men. In current terms, I'd say they were threatened by her. This still happens today (I know -- not all men, just some). Jane's heroines are a lot like Jane, but she was able to create for Eliza Bennett and Emma happier endings than she could for herself.
- A poker of whom everyone was afraid Caroline 22:44:48 8/19/98 (0)
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