Posted by Constanza on July 03, 1998 at 12:43:18:
In response to Cranford, written by gkb on June 30, 1998 at 12:11:59
] I was greatly impressed by what I can only call the touch or realism in showing how the class wars came about because of rigidity and pride--and how part of the solution is to create a sense of shared purpose and another part is to use the power of group purchasing for the workers benefit, as well as for the employers. Also that the group action of the workers must be conducted on a sound business basis to make them feel emotionally invested in the ownership of the project. It is good to see literature used to create workable solutions for real human problems--a facet of Austen's work that applies especially in the interpersonal realm--but which in North and SOuth is carried out into the arena of social problems.
I guess that EG's "solutions" were pretty forward for her time, don't you think so? I mean, she is proposing a collective bargaining agreement, none the less!
Another thing that impressed me is how opposing parties, people and ideas can find a common meeting ground and that when you look underneath appearances there is now such opposition; it may seem to be Margaret against John, employers against employees, North against South, but in the end you have a couple, an enterprise, a country.
Am I making sense? As I said above, I have half my mind in tomorrow's match ;-)
- Yes, the synthesis of opposing theses gkb 14:41:24 7/03/98 (0)
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