Information in Conversation

One of the most notable instances in Pride in Prejudice, for devoted fans and first-time readers alike, is that of Mr. Darcy’s first proposal to Elizabeth Bennet and her subsequent reaction. Through their reaction, the audience is finally able to garner information regarding Mr. Darcy’s feelings for Elizabeth, whereas, previously, it had been gossip from… Continue reading Information in Conversation

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Separate but Bundled

  Initially my search for items/practices present during the time in which Austen wrote was situated around marriage. Soon, I discovered a practice that made me laugh out loud: the bundling board. Essentially, when the parents of a courting couple during the eighteenth century wanted to test the compatibility of their children’s relationship, the couple… Continue reading Separate but Bundled

Entailing inner intentions

Entail (as sourced from the Merriam Webster Dictionary): to restrict (property) by limiting the inheritance to the owner's lineal descendants or to a particular class thereof to confer, assign, or transmit (something) for an indefinitely long time: to confer, assign, or transmit as if by entail to fix (a person) permanently in some condition or… Continue reading Entailing inner intentions