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Written by Rachel G
(10/5/2010 2:54 a.m.)
Time and again JA depicts incidents which give me a jolt of recognition, and demonstrate that though Regency society and culture were very different from our own, people are very much the same as they always were. There's a nice example in ch.25:
, Henry Crawford had been obliged to give up, and make the best of his way back. “I told you I lost my way after passing that old farmhouse with the yew–trees, because I can never bear to ask; but I have not told you that, with my usual luck—for I never do wrong without gaining by it—I found myself in due time in the very place which I had a curiosity to see. ....... I found myself, in short, in Thornton Lacey.”
Typical male! Snort!
I have met more than a few men over the years who seem to think that asking for directions is a mortal affront to their masculinity. Thankfully, not all men are afflicted by such stupidity.
Has anyone else come across incidents in the novel so far which give them a similar jolt of recognition?
On a different tack, Henry's comment in the above quote, "I never do wrong without gaining by it" might reveal more about his character than just a sanguine attitude to getting lost. Any thoughts?
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