Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Combo Wednesday : Wordless and Not-So-Wordless

Woooooohooooo... up, up and away with Mousey...

The Not-So-Wordless part... Anipal Classic Book Club Post: The Irony of Pride and Prejudice...

I love that Ms. Jane Austen was ahead of her time. And I love that she made fun of the rules of that age. After all, isn't it ironic that the women of this story are so concerned that their daughters follow all the social rules in order to be considered proper young ladies, and yet the mothers, and especially Mrs. Bennet, are all but throwing one daughter after another at every man who comes along with the least prospect of supporting them financially.

So, what do you make of this? I, for one, applaud Jane Austen for having the guts to point this out. I wonder if the readers of that time got the subtle and not-so-subtle message.


Brian said...

Oops, Dad said it's been a long, long time on that book! Howdy mousie!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Brian... yep... the book just goes on and on... HEE HEE... And the characters have not pets. What's wrong with those people back then?

Madi and Mom said...

Upon my retirement (3/31/11) one of the first things I want to do is start reading the classics over again. I do believe Pride and Prejudice will be the first one I read too.

Hugs Madi and Mom

Marg said...

Our Mom is like Brian, that was a long time ago for that book but what a good idea to start reading them again.
So where is mousie going?? Anywhere special?? Have a great day.

3 doxies said...

Jane Austen was prolly shunned during her time but thank dogness...times have changed, furs da most part anyways:)


Nichole said...

Happy WW!

Oz the Terrier said...

Max, I agree that Ms. Austen was ahead of her time. I love her writing style; the way she subtly and not-so-subtly pokes fun of the people of that 'age' and all their social rituals.

I think we all should be glad that times have changed so our Mas aren't getting tossed at every man that walks by!

Your friend, Oz

Remington said...

It was probably the "norm" back then. For if they married well it would be GREAT for the whole family....ha ha! I really enjoyed this book. I have the movie here and plan to watch it very soon. Can't wait to see what we read next! Have you heard?

kalyxcorn said...

my mom n dad love jane austen (well da movies anyway, i dunno if either of them really read the books!)

Millie Dog said...

Have just caught up with reading. It's getting really interesting now isn't it?! Miss Bingley is a right cow isn't she (sorry to offend any cows out there!). Wickham is turning out to be a horror too. Mr Darcy seems to be a lot more caring than it first seemed.

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