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|"Dripping with Irony"
Written by Angela C
(9/5/2009 8:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Many cunning tricks and a great deal of noise, penned by Barbara
Throuh out this chapter (and everything she wrote) JA's discriptions of people is "dripping with irony" and it just adds so much enjoyment of reading her work. My favorite in this chapter is her description of John Dashwood in paragraph 7
"He was not and ill-disposed young man, unless to be rather cold-hearted, and rather selfish, is to be ill-disposed: but he was, in general well respected..."
Personally I think this is sarcasm relative to their society's way of thinking of people. He was well respected and yet was not a person you would want any well self-respecting person would want as a friend. I just love how JA plays up on the errors in her society.
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