S&S Saturday– Viper in My Bosom

You can view previous discussions about Sense and Sensibility here: https://rosefairbanks.com/category/s-s-saturday/ Last time I posted about Sense and Sensibility, I compared Marianne meeting Willoughby to the "Second Thoughts" moment in a Three-Act Structure. The next plot point in the diagram is the climax of Act One. Conveniently, Jane Austen's novel is broken down into three … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Viper in My Bosom

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

Tea Time Tattle–Edward’s love for Elinor

I have previously defended why Elinor is best suited to marry Edward, and not Colonel Brandon. In this post, I want to explore the nature of Edward’s feelings for Elinor as they began while he was engaged to another woman. At the end of the book, we are finally given an accounting for how he … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle–Edward’s love for Elinor

Tea Time Tattle- In Defense of Edward

I’m rereading Sense and Sensibility, and it’s made me consider how many people do not like Edward Ferrars. Many a Janeite love Elinor because she seems to be everything a modern woman should be: serious, realistic, grounded, in control of her emotions, capable in a crisis, dependable, reliable. All the other adjectives. Elinor is #goals. … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle- In Defense of Edward

Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings

Continuing with our study of the romances in Austen’s works, it seemed fitting to discuss the idea of true love so close to Valentine’s Day. Among Fan Fiction readers of all genres, there is the idea of a “one true pairing” meaning an unbreakable romantic coupling that may or may not exist in the story … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings