Some things to know....
Posted by Lynne on December 29, 1997 at 02:25:06:
In response to Oh! What an idea!, written by KAREN L on December 28, 1997 at 13:17:01
Remember, he too plays the pianoforte very well and reads aloud beautifully.
Karen, I can't recall if you are writing about the film, or book, but in the book it never mentions if Brandon plays the pianoforte, or reads beautifully....all of that is from the film interpretation. (Someone correct me if I am wrong about this). In the book, he is not very well characterized, and has only one really big piece of narrative: when he tells Elinor about Willoughby. Otherwise, he just comes and goes....I think Mrs. Jennings is more real (in the book) than he is. So, if you are writing about the film, mentioning his music skill and poetry reading would be a good way to argue for his sensibility....but if you are writing about the book, the proof of his sensibility lies in his elopement, and the duel with Willoughby. Neither the duel nor the elopement is mentioned in the film either (are you now confused enough)?
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