She doesn’t do the things heroines are supposed to. Which is rather Jane Austen’s point – Fanny is her subversive heroine. She is gentle and self-doubting and utterly feminine; and given the right circumstances, she would defy an army.
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‘Give a girl an education,’ says Mrs Norris in Mansfield Park, ‘and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without farther expense to anybody.’ This stark cost-benefit analysis, applied to charitable undertakings by the well-off, might surprise us. 3,082 more words
(I wrote this essay for an independent novels assignment in my AP Literature class. We had to choose a literary criticism and use it to analyze any book we wished. 1,333 more words
Okay, okay. I’ve been very bad about posting. I have been reading though! At first I thought I’d adjust to just recording my notes and general impressions by chapter but that’s not working now as sometimes I can read a few chapters in a day and then can’t read for a week, let alone take time copy and paste notes from my kindle to the computer. 1,874 more words