Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Six or eight wives more! (ch. 21)
Written by LaurieC
(5/12/2005 9:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "Appropriate" reactions (ch.21+24) and a question, penned by Line
I have been thinking about Lydia since about chapter 17, and I am glad you pointed out this aspect of it. Another item I found interesting was how seriously they appeared to take secrecy back then (at least in literature). How would plot lines ever advance unless secrets were kept. ;-)
One phrase from Olivia I found rather shocking (I keep comparing things to JA), was when she told her father of the two women living in "contented prostitution." Since JA described touchy situations without necessarily using the exact labels, I was surprised to hear Olivia say this directly to her father. But perhaps since he spoke often on his favorite topic of monogamy, they were already conversant on the subject.
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.