Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lessons on Love from Jane Austen

I'm a Jane Austen fan and was excited to see this article in The National Catholic Register: Jane Austen: Timeless Love Lessons

Amy Smith shares lessons from Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion, and concludes:

Single women worldwide long to find a Darcy or Knightley of their very own. Why else are there so many movie and TV versions as well as literary spin-offs and retellings of these classic stories? Besides, how often do we see knights in shining armor in the world today? Very little. That’s why we cannot help but cheer when Edward tells Elinor he still cares for her in Sense and Sensibility, when Emma realizes that Mr. Knightley feels the same love for her that she feels for him, and Lizzy and Mr. Darcy overcome their pride and prejudice to love one another.

Jane Austen gives us hope that our own story will achieve the happily ever after that’s meant for us. Austen does what she always does: Everything works out for the right couples in the end. Hooray for happy endings.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/jane-austen-timeless-love-lessons/#ixzz2M3y4uT2P

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