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Jane Austen was so modern, she even predicted Star Wars! - moonspinner
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Jane Austen was so modern, she even predicted Star Wars!
I feel completely hypocritical critiquing a classical writer's novel so I won't even try to do Northanger Abbey.  I'll just do a little gushing. 

 

I love, love, loved what happened to Isabelle. Serves the 2-faced witch right!  I can't say I fault Captain Tilney in the least even though Catherine was not so generous.

I must confess that his affection originated in nothing better than gratitude; or in other words, that a persuasion of her partiality for him had been the cause of giving her a second thought. It is a new circumstance in romance, I acknowledge and dreadfully derogatory of the heroine's dignity; but if it be as new in common life, the credit of a wild imagination will at least be all my own.

LOL! It makes me think - in many ways, Padmé does fall in love with Anakin because he loves her so passionately, doesn't she? I think wendynat's 'Harder than Expected' really captures that when she says this:

Was it just a childish infatuation, this devotion he felt for her? As he grew older, as the years added lines to his face that stayed even after his smile dimmed, would he realize that love was more than just this youthful infatuation? Would he still feel the same devotion? And if not, where would that leave her?

At the very thought, a pool of ice formed in the pit of her stomach. Because she knew that, along the way, her feelings had changed. What had begun as an adolescent attraction, a love of being loved, had become so much more for her.

Along the way, she had truly fallen in love with him.

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missizzy From: missizzy Date: January 30th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, a heroine falling in love because the hero was in love with her was all too common, I'm quite sure. Austen's merely having fun with the role reversal, and good on her.
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 24th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read Jane Austen books so many years ago..I can't remember them very well..but I DO remember Mr Darcy..omg... :O he's so fascinating...not the classical hero for sure...maybe that's the reason I like it so much!anyway I'm glad to see there is someone who still reads classical books :D
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 25th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG! Wherever did you dig this post up from? :P :P

Mr Darcy FTW!
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 25th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was looking at your blog and suddenly I saw "Jane Austen" right somewhere on the right of the page..lol :D

FTW?ehm...what do you mean?I'm sorry,I'm italian...and I don't know all english idiomatic expression :P
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 26th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! That's a good question. I'm not 100% sure myself. I think it means, "For the Win!" and it's an expression of celebration. :D
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 26th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
you aren't sure?mm...where do you come from?aren't you english or american?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 26th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm Irish but Internet-speak is not exactly English either. :p
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 26th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes,I know(that's why I have problems because of some "supposed" idiomatic expression) XD
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 26th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't worry dear. No one is ever an expert on these things because they are added to every day. Usually, you can get some idea from context. Just remember - lol does not mean "lots of love". :P
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 26th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
loooooooooool XD
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 26th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's this joke about someone's mother sending a text message to a recently bereaved family:

"So sorry to hear about your loss. LOL."

:P :P :P
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 26th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
*is thinking to that family that read LOL at the end of that message:"WTH"??* poor them...what a joke! :P

sometimes I have to ask people: "ehm...I'm sorry but WTH xxxx means???" *that's so embarassing* u_u
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 26th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
ps: I looove your Cara avatar...I'm looking for a funny avatar about Cara(something like your)...did you make other avatars like that? :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 26th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Better safe than sorry, I always say. Better to ask than to make that mistake. :P

Oh no, I didn't make the icon. elena_hepburn did. I don't have a link to the post but I'm sure you can take it as long as you give credit.
nasmadie From: nasmadie Date: January 26th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Better to ask than to make that mistake. :P" that's the reason why,even if embarassed,I'm used to asking the meaning :P
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