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Re: [iddiots] Pride & Prejudice Today

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  • HorridChairSap@aol.com
    well done! ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 1 6:04 AM
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      well done!


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      > Tell her it’s funny! I would point out to a novice to Jane Austen that
      > she was a social satirist. Young folks don’t get that it’s a satire. They
      > think it’s realism. Language, character and plot are exaggerated in order
      > to get across how ridiculous these social customs were. The social satire
      > covers up her fury at the limited options available to women – i.e. her-- at
      > the time. Humor went further than rage, particularly in a pre-feminist
      > era, and helps to keep it universal in time and place.
      >

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