[DWJ] Re: The Last Battle (was witches in fiction, and exploiting)

estairm at yahoo.com estairm at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 21 13:32:10 EDT 2006



--- deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:

>
> Word. I've seen eloquent and well-written defenses
> of Lewis's
> treatment of Susan, and explanations for why she
> really was left
> out of heaven. And I put them in the same box where
> I put the
> elegant New Historicist explanations for why Little
> Women's final
> treatment of Jo March wasn't really shabby at all.
> That is, I
> filed them away as interesting intellectual
> arguments, but they
> don't really change the visceral experience I got
> from reading
> the book both as a child and as an adult.

Deborah, the plot thickens.  What shabby treatment of
Jo March?  Do tell.

Esther



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