19 June 2011

Guest Post: ~Miss Raquel

Greetings, readers of Literary Lane!

I am very excited to be guest posting for Miss Elizabeth Rose. :)  And very honored to be starting this week off!  She has some other guest posters lined up that I'm sure you'll all enjoy very much. :)

Okay, so...to be honest...I thought I was going to be posting on Monday (tomorrow), but something came up, apparently, that threw me to the top of the line, and I was needed to post today.  Well...I didn't really have anything prepared, so I was racking my brain for ideas on what to post.

'Well, this is a literature blog, is it not?  Hmm...'

'AND it just so happens to be Father's Day today.  Hmm...'

I kind of wanted to combine the two, so came up with a brilliant idea!!  Or...at least, I hope it's brilliant. :P

Today, my guest post will be about 'My Favorite Fathers in Jane Austen's Novels'.  Interesting, eh?  Let's hope you'll stay intrigued...

And we shall start in order of the novels written...beginning, of course, with

Pride and Prejudice

At the beginning of this story, I really didn't like Mr. Bennett.

 
{Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth Bennett) and Benjamin Withrow (Mr. Henry Bennett)}



I didn't think he was a very strong (morally...and probably physically :D) man, and I didn't like how he let his wife just sort of boss him around.

{Keira Knightley as Lizzy Bennett, and Donald Sutherland as Mr. Henry Bennett)
My appreciation and respect for him began when he says to Lizzy:


'Well, my dear, from this moment on you must be a stranger to one of your parents.
Your mother will never speak to you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins.
And I will never speak to you again...if you do.'

:D haha

I always laugh at that part. :)
And from that moment on, I really like his character.  And how loving he is to Lizzy, especially when he gives his consent to Mr. Darcy. ♥
And personally, I think I like Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennett better than Benjamin Withrow. :)

and my other Favorite Father from Jane Austen is from...

Emma

   
 Okay, I'm not going to even bother with the man that plays Mr. Woodhouse in the 1996 'Emma'.

 Michael Gambon was absolutely magnificent!!  He was the perfect Mr. Woodhouse. :)

  {Michael Gambon and Romola Garai}
 
I just love his whole character!!  How he's always so careful about the weather and it being too cold or too warm outside.


 And he always looks so adorable with his little hat and robe on. :) heehee

 And he is such a loving father of Emma.  He dotes on her.  And loves her - in the novel, it says he liked her better than Isabelle (the older sister).

(sorry!  Just had to put that in :)

Anyway...

Those are my two Favorite Fathers from Jane Austen Novels. :)

Hope you enjoyed this!

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Thank you so much for having me, Elizabeth Rose!  It was a pleasure starting this week off for you :)

1 comment:

  1. Hehe, I *loved* this post, Miss Raquel! Thanks for guest posting for me!

    Love and Blessings,
    Elizabeth Rose

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