Posted by Kate on May 27, 1998 at 08:25:09:
In response to I feel the same., written by May on May 26, 1998 at 22:36:50
] I didn't realize that Jane Austen lived in such a rebellious time--young people doing exactly opposite of what their parent say.
I don't think it was actually that rebellious, but I think she was making fun of contemporary literature, in which drama was created by conflict between parents and children - particularly over marriage. I love how one of the characters refuses to marry the spouse chosen for them by a parent, even though he quite likes her, simply because she was chosen.
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