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|GR: Insipid women of our favorite novels
Written by Claire S
(8/28/2003 11:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Because (long), penned by Buba
If we were to assume that all of the near Regency novel ladies are representative of the women of the time, we have to allow that there is a high proportion of insipidity among the women of the day. The lack of opportunities that women had compared with their male counterparts of the day, particularly with regard to education, could lead to nothing else. When we look at the list of all the female characters, it is easy to imagine how he could overlook a little (or a lot) of whininess in order to end up with someone with whom he could have an intelligent conversation with. Of the reasonably well-educated women, there are a lot of shallow or just plain mean women. Marianne is thoughtless, but not mean.
To name a few:
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