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Rachel-K
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Lost Memoirs: Cassandra

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Cassandra is Jane's "right hand man" in the novel. What do you make of her? Is her perspective clearer than Jane's? How are the two women alike and different?

I really enjoyed this relationship and felt their great differences in personality were so well suited to each other as confidants.

Rachel

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rkubie wrote:
Cassandra is Jane's "right hand man" in the novel. What do you make of her? Is her perspective clearer than Jane's? How are the two women alike and different?

I really enjoyed this relationship and felt their great differences in personality were so well suited to each other as confidants.

Rachel




I have read some on Cassandra and Jane but never realized they had such a good relationship. That makes so much difference when you have a close relationship, especially with a sister. They share everything. I know mine I always did and I do with my remaining sister that I have now. I think cassandra influenced her sister Jane somewhat. Cassandra was the oldest I think? So too, its good that Jane valued her opinion so much. I do not remember her ever steering her wrong, in this book, anyway. They were good together. And Jane proably was a better writer because of her sister.
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Everything I've ever read illustrated that a close relationship did exist between the two, but many times (at least to me), Cassandra had come across as bit austere. It also seemed that Jane was somewhat deferential to her elder sister. Perhaps that was just because Cassandra was older. And as close as they seem to have been, I've pictured them as very different types. This novel gave me an opportunity to "see" another possible view.
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I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading about Cassandra and Jane, not Jane and Elizabeth (P&P)! I really enjoyed reading about their relationship, and hope for something similar for my own daughters.