Posted by Laraine on August 01, 1997 at 12:10:55:
In reply to Re: Discovering Lady Susan posted by TracyH on August 01, 1997 at 10:50:41
] Maybe she was having fun exploring the limits of female power!? What another post described as the one-dimensional aspects of the LS characters may have allowed for a greater feeling of "just having fun" with the story.
Tracy--are you saying you think there's no possible way Austen is exploring the limits of female power?
I think there's a way--Lady Susan is impoverished and fairly powerless. But she doesn't just hide away in a corner and live with her powerlessness. She uses the means she has at her disposal to get herself wealth and situation.
Or is that interpretation completely nuts? :-P
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