S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

It's not until Chapter Six that the Dashwood ladies leave Norland, their home of about ten years, and make their way in the world without the benefit of a husband and father. In terms of story structuring, this is the inciting moment. The women leave and nothing will ever be the same again. Every story … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

S&S Saturday– Mrs. Dashwood’s imagination

In Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy says a lady's imagination is very rapid. It goes from admiration to love to matrimony. It seems Mrs. Dashwood might fit this mold.   The contempt which she had, very early in their acquaintance, felt for her daughter-in-law, was very much increased by the farther knowledge of her character, … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Mrs. Dashwood’s imagination