A few years ago, I read Persuasion for the first time. I had seen both film adaptations several times and knew the story rather well. I think I saw the humanity of Wentworth more in the films. I have Facebook posts chronicling my falling in love with him in the book. However, as we came … Continue reading Wentworth Wednesday– Resentful
Our first introduction of Captain Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion tells us he is related to the curate at Monkford who was so recently the topic of conversation. We also know Captain Wentworth is the "he" who plagues Anne's mind. This is the first mention of anything personal about him. He was, at that time, … Continue reading Wentworth Wednesday–Stolen Happiness
My song for Music Monday this week was Mercy by Brett Young. For the first time, I considered how cruel a woman could be during a break-up. Naturally, it made me consider how kind Anne Elliot had been--or tried to be. What follows is about one thousand words of torturing Captain Wentworth. The Balm of … Continue reading Thursday Three Hundred- The Balm of Kellynch Hall
Last week, I discussed Jane Bennet finding independence and if she "deserved" better treatment than Bingley gave her. A friend, who is admittedly protective of Bingley, asked if I would ask the same thing of Captain Wentworth. And the truth is, I think he also deserves better than Anne Elliot's treatment. In several of my … Continue reading Justice in July- Captain Wentworth, created equal?