1. “Her accents proclaimed her a lady. Worse–if there could be a worse species of humanity–she was, by the sounds of it, a bluestocking. Lord Dain had never before in his life met a female who’d even heard of an … Continue reading →
1. Does Jane enjoy being a governess? Or did she use the occupation as a means to gain more freedom? Is there another reason she likes teaching? Is she willing to stay now that she knows Mrs. Fairfax is “a placid-tempered, … Continue reading →
Discussion Questions for Group 2: LC, EJ, KM 1. Why does Mr. Darcy focus on and even mention to Elizabeth “his sense of her inferiority- of its being a degradation” (Austen 160)? 2. Why did Mr. Darcy feel that his … Continue reading →
Discussion Questions for Group 1: KE, JP, MP 1. After speculation that Darcy has interest in Elizabeth, Charlotte questions Elizabeth’s true prejudice. Charlotte chooses to drop the subject thinking that, “The danger of raising expectations which might only end in disappointment; … Continue reading →
Edward Penfield: Cover of Harper's June, 1896; Camille Corot: Woman Reading in a Landscape (1869); Pierre-August Renoir: As duas irmãs (1889); Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861): Woman Reading.
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