Re: [iddiots] Pride & Prejudice Today
- well done!
> 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.