Wednesday, May 04, 2011


This quarter I feel like I keep reading the same story over and over again in different novels for each class. Here are the conclusions that can be drawn from these readings:
Losing a woman is a very inspiring thing for a man. He will cross unfathomable distances, create marvelous inventions, endure unspeakable trials, and write splendid poetry (but, if the story ends up making it to a novel, chances are he never finds her again).

Losing a man, on the other hand, can (1) reduce a woman to a miserable sobbing psychotic heap or (2) send her into a catatonic emotional state from which she will, martyr-like, choose either celibacy or an unhappy marriage to a rich man.

I guess the world did need Jane Austen.

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