I don't know...
Posted by Malini on March 12, 1998 at 19:43:38:
In response to Birth Order and Favortie Sister, written by Katy B on March 12, 1998 at 17:14:07
] Last term when we read S&S in our English Lit. class, I was surprised to find that so many people liked Marianne better than Elinor. I've always been a bit exasperated with Marianne and sympathized more with Elinor, being an eldest child myself. My roommate, also an eldest child, shares my opinion.
] I wonder how much of our preference is determined by our birth order. How many older siblings like Elinor best, and how many youngest (or younger children) like Marianne better?
] Does anyone find themselves in an opposite position? (Oldest child liking the youngest sister best,for example)
] Katy B.
I'm a younger sibling, and I much prefer Elinor. I'm not as responsible as she is, and I have been somewhat spoiled, but I am more like her temperamentally than I am like Marianne, and I would prefer to be still more like her.
Perhaps it is because my only sibling is an elder brother; I have no sisters to compare myself to.
- the elder Elizabeth Rose 00:51:03 3/13/98 (0)
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