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Written by Stephanie
(5/21/2010 11:18 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Fresh Insight, penned by Lenora
In addition to Pride and Prejudice being a clever look at humanity, I enjoy that BOTH the hero and heroine are wrong, and BOTH admit it, and try to gain the maturity they need in order to be worthy of their ultimate happiness.
I am often tripped up when I put on some light-hearted fluff churned out by Hollywood, knowing it will not make me work too hard, and I am guaranteed a happy ending, and then find that one of the two leads is a paragon of virtue, and the other one must do all the changing, adapting, learning, and apologizing.
What fun is that? I think Jane Austen and I are both made 'sick and wicked' by 'pictures of perfection!' I much prefer her 'nature and probability' method of story-telling.
But, wait! A contradiction! Pride and Prejudice IS a 'picture of perfection' for that genre!
Oh, well. I will have to put up with myself being sick and wicked. Because I am not giving up Jane Austen! ;)
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