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Shirlei Santos Santos itibaren Langensari, Banjar City, West Java, Endonezya

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As far as classics go, this one is actually pretty mediocre, but I feel a strong antipathy for a suprisingly big amount of characters. Mrs Gibson is by far the worst of them all. Every time she said or did anything, it made me angry. She is a self-serving, selfish, hypocritical, jealous, pathetic bitch and she made my blood boil like none other has ever managed; not even Mrs.Norris. Not even Umbridge! And, the worst thing is, she never really gets her comeuppance. Mr Preston is a disgusting and obnoxious douche, and I hope to god I will never meet a man like him in real life. Osborne Hamley is a bit of a jerk and he got on my nerves with his weak, selfish ways. But then again he was a good friend to Molly. At times. Kinda. Sorta. In a way. Somewhat. Yeah, and Cynthia, I don't know. I liked her sarcastic remarks well enough but she grated on my nerves a lot as well. She means well but she just thinks too much about herself and too little about any one else. But who can blame her, with that mother? But Cynthia is by no means as bad as Mary Crawford. I compare the two because Wives and Daughters actually reminded me a tiny bit of Mansfield Park, mostly in terms of romantic entanglements. While both classics do not belong to my list of favorites, I still think Mansfield Park is the superior book. It is structured more clearly and Austen's writing is clearer and neater. Wives and Daughters is all over the place and Elizabeth Gaskell's writing isn't as good as Jane Austen's. But while I have read all of Jane Austen's works, Wives and Daughters was the first of Elizabeth Gaskell's works I've read and I'm planning on reading North and South. However, Molly reminded me of Fanny, in that she feels very strongly, thinks too much of everyone else and always puts herself and her needs down. Though Molly is very outspoken at times, there were occasions when she kept her thoughts to herself, like Fanny always does. I like both Fanny and Molly, as they are both gentle, well-meaning, tender persons and I just can't help but feel with them when they watch the loves of their lives flirting with other women. But while I pretty much detested Edmund's negligent and hurting behavior toward Fanny and her feelings, I really liked Roger because, unlike Edmund, he still thinks of Molly despite his infatuation with Cynthia. And he sees through Cynthia's scheming earlier than Edmund does, who still hasn't gotten over Mary by the end of Austen's book, whereas Roger forgets about Cynthia much sooner. Molly is better off then Fanny family-wise as well. Her father loves her dearly, as do Cynthia and the Hamleys. Poor Fanny doesn't have anyone for the majority of Mansfield Park and proceeds to suffer silently and on her own, until Edmund finally gets it right and gets over his illusion of Mary. 2.5 stars