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|What *is* wrong with having servants?
Written by KatherineA
(3/13/2003 5:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The problem is.., penned by Leif G-n
I agree with Jack Cerf's opinion here, we really have to consider JA is her own time, and not try to impose modern sensibilities. e.g. People on this board often find the class system in JA's time hard to understand, and I am sure that JA would be asking quite a few questions about the social order of today or at the time of the Norman Conquest if she was asked to write a paper on it!
Anyway, I have a point to add, a question really, because none of us will ever know what goes on inside someone else's head - but we are very lucky that we have JA's writings, letters and many other people's insights about her.
What we do know is that JA did appreciate there was inequality in a class society, and wrote about it. Isn't that good enough?
Do you really believe that JA really appreciated our so-
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