Thursday, August 16, 2007
Why I like Jane
Ok, I hope you are not all saying to yourselves, "enough with Jane Austen already!" It is just that everyday I read Mrs. Wilt's Fortnight of Jane Austen and it stirs up feelings about Jane's books. I just have to comment!
What I thought today in reading her post about Sense and Sensibility is that the reason I like Jane's books is that her characters are so interesting. The family relationships, their social interactions are fun to read.
I find that my girls and I speak about these people like they are real, speaking about their lives as if they are people we know! :) We quote them sometimes too. We laugh over the hypochondriac Mr. Woodhouse and his thinking about health.
We have a lot we can learn from these characters, thus from Jane; such as making to quick a judgement of people, listening to talebearers, letting daughters run wild, and much more.
A dear friend of mine stated last night that she thought I was like a "Trekkie" when it came to Jane Austen. I think that I will take it as a complement.
"Live long and prosper" :)