But he does have some hardship....
Posted by Lynn on May 14, 1998 at 13:11:58:
In response to What is a hero?, written by Angela on May 13, 1998 at 15:45:14
] I feel that Edward, as an honorable man, is a hero. Of course, he is not as dashing or passionate as Col. Brandon, and he has no "past" to make him as tragic as the colonel. But he does have noble characteristics, which make him of heroic quality in my book--and perhaps JA's as well. ( Although the Marianne in me would like to deny it! Because Edward does not seem nearly as interesting a person.) A hero of a different class, but a hero all the same, IMHO. :-)
I agree that he is a hero, albeit a different kind from Brandon. But doesn't his disinheritance give him some kind of hardship? Some would think he had done it for the woman he loved (we know differently), and would therefore feel similarly towards him as they would toward Brandon, who had to see his love married to someone else (isn't that what happens in the book? - it's been so long since I've read it - at least several months!)
Edward suffers for doing the right thing, and isn't that an ingredient for being a hero?! :-)
What an interesting discussion.
- Yes, what *is* a hero? Katt 21:50:06 5/14/98 (2)
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