Posted by Lynne on August 18, 1997 at 03:08:52:
In reply to Loveley! posted by Sarah on August 18, 1997 at 01:27:33
] This is a great idea - I think S&S is excellent, yet it seems to be overlooked quite a bit!
] To start the ball rolling...do you think Jane Austen liked Elinor or Marianne better? Elinor seems to be the more rational creature, but I think Marianne has more fun.
I always thought she was trying to show the disadvantages of being either too much one way or the other. Perhaps Elinor did not open herself up to much public riducule as did Marianne---but remember, she did suffer at the hands of Lucy, also the snubbing of her by Edward's mother. These private, subtle slights can be just as humilating. especially to someone like Elinor. Marianne would probably just ignore them or speak her mind on the subject (as was the case at the dinner with Edward's mother).
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