Posted by lise on December 30, 1997 at 15:54:22:
In response to ageless JA, written by Kate on December 30, 1997 at 13:12:40
] There is so much in JA that resonates with our own age and life experience that it constantly surprises me (though by now I should be used to it!)
I have that too, and it keeps surprising me. But I do it the other way around too: when I see someone, I think 'he/she looks like that character'. Maybe I look at people in a new way.
] And in Chapter X, where Catherine is desperate for Henry to ask her to dance again and equally desperate to avoid the obnoxious John Thorpe:
] "Every young lady may feel for my herione in this critical moment, for every young lady has at some time or other known the same agitation. All have been... in danger from the pursuit from someone whom they wished to avoid; and all have been anxious for the attentions of someone whom they wished to please"
As I am still in the 'young lady stage' I experience this now and then, and I knew exactly what Catherine felt.
] We may not go through this on the dance floor, but it would just as surely apply to waiting for a phone call.... ;-)
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