My sentiments, exactly!
Posted by Rita on October 23, 1997 at 12:15:03:
In response to Show Not Tell, written by Cheryl K on October 23, 1997 at 01:18:39
Darcy changes in P&P, and we accept that because JA shows it so well (I know the situations aren't precisely analogous--Darcy's hauteur is a lot worse than Marianne's romanticism--but for my purpose...). But this change comes at the end of the novel and it just feels too neatly done.
Cheryl, you have hit the nail on the proverbial head-mine! I did not feel the same before or even watching the movie but the fact of Marianne's change is so different from Darcy or Fredrick, and she has more miles to go.
I do believe that the end in literary terms was rushed, more in keeeping with an end. I felt similarly in Jane Eyre, when Jane suffers inspite of exploring an alternative, so the point here is not whether the 'change' in M is probable but adequately dealt with by the author.
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