This was amazing! Becca, you really encapsulated the essense of Austen. Her honesty would be quite threatening to us nowadays and also very refreshing to hear people say what they really think especially in a witty way.
I also think the comment about not settling for second best is really important. All of us have been tempted to accept a undesirable situation because of social pressure and we should find the strength to withstand and resist this because if you compromise your deepest values you will never be happy. Lizzy was smart enough to know that and she is a shining beacon to woman everywhere. Let Austen always endure and we will die eternal optimists and romantics.
I really like how you talked about staying in on a Friday with Ben & Jerry's and some Jane Austen, because that is what I do. It was brilliant how you worked it into modern concepts and captured what Jane would think girls should do today.
Way to go on a fabulous essay! You are obviously an observant, insightful reader and viewer of Jane Austen's books and movie adaptations. I'm thrilled that you were awarded for your excellent analysis of JA's work.
A very entertaining essay that had me smiling and nodding in recognition! I love how you've taken ideas form Austen and "translated" them for us modern gals. Great stuff, Becca, I hope to read more from you!
Aww I really liked your essay. Although I don't ever think I'll be able to be brutally honest, perhaps beinga little more honest would be better. Haha I'm qay toto much of a jane that way.
I reckon Elizabeth would've have become a governess if Mr Darcy never came, but I'm sure she knew that with 5 sister, including herself, at least one of them would have gotten married, and it wouldn't be too bad.=)
I'm a teen who's not been on a date, haha, and this certainly is true, I don't ever want to go on one, despite everyone else my age, unless I"m comfortable with it lol.