Welcome to some thoughts about Jane. I think she’s one of the coolest ladies I’ve ever met, and here’s why.
We didn’t get off to a great start. I thought Pride and Prejudice was fine as a light romance, but lacking any depth totally superficial. I was forced to read it again only because I realized that many people disagreed with me. I’m willing to admit my mistakes, so I read P&P again.
And again, and again.
As a logical, quantitative kind of guy, it took me a while longer than it would someone more in touch with their emotions. But I came around. Or I should say, Jane convinced me. I know realize that she painted in emotions, and that her thoughts were supremely deep. Yet her ability to draw scenes and characters was so incredibly skillful that one must peer deeply in order to discern the most profound elements of her story.
So please read on to see why Jane has captured my head and heart. I’d love to hear from you as well.
- I’m having an affair… with Jane.
- Brilliance of Mrs. Bennet
- Warning. Emotional Violence in P&P.
- How should young ladies are educated?
- Feeling sorry for Miss de Bourgh.
- What’s with all these romantics?
- Does the entail have anything to do with entitlement?
- Boring bits in P&P have to do with biology.
- Distractions in P&P
- Distortions in P&P
- Finding Magic within P&P
- Darcy Lied!
- Cinderella, Cinderella…
- Silence is Golden
- Omniscient Know-it-All
- Misdirection within P&P
- Help Wanted, Desperately
- Copycat copycat.
- No Means No, or, Jane’s #MeToo moment.
- Omniscient Mistakes… Say What???
- Narrator’s Grudge
- Where in the World is Jane Austen?
- Elizabeth Bennet, Geologist
- Narrator, Shnarator…
- Elizabeth in Love, in Detail
- Something Fishy is Going on Here
- Who’s Your Mama?
- Smarty Pants Darcy Dance
- Surprise Visit Surprise
- Austen For Nerds, or, How I learned to appreciate Jane for technical reasons.
By the way, if you like P&P, you might like my book, a P&P styled romance. The important roles are reversed (Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Bingley), and the women are smarter and stronger. It takes place in New England during the 1980s, when “email” was in its infancy.
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