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|Thank you Rachel G
Written by Mia I.
(10/5/2010 5:40 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sir Thomas' tirade - a less charitable view., penned by Rachel G
I myself am trying to view Sir Thomas in the context of the times, but my every feeling is against him at this point. So I'd like to thank you for taking time to represent my point of view as well. Furthermore, I think JA is disapproving as well, as much as she could express it in the context of the time.
JA criticizes norms that honor people for their "birth" standing, but who have little morals and education. Sir Thomas is a part of the establishment, he did not earn his position, he inherited it from his father, he owns a slave plantation, and certainly he was not going to give any rights to any woman unless they accept him as the master. He is stern enough when things go his way, but look what happens when his mere inclinations are challenged!
Disgusting beyond all? Can it be possible that Jane Austen would have approved of such an opinion?
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