Monday, February 9, 2009

Week 4 Prompt

Do you think that Fanny Price is a strong or weak character? How does she face adversity? Does she make an effective protagonist?

i definitely think fanny is a strong character, anyone willing to be themselves no matter the situation has got to have a backbone. i think so many critics claim Austen's character fanny to be weak and annoying simply because she is so vastly different from her other protagonists, when i think strength comes in many different shapes and forms. because everyone around her is constantly keeping her "in her place," i believe this only adds to her being an effective protagonist. maybe following elizabeth bennett didnt place her in the greatest light, but we have to remember that Austen is trying to portray reality, and whats that without a little fanny?

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