It’s been a while since I last linked any of my articles here. Granted, as I mentioned recently, I haven’t been writing as frequently as before, so there’s not much to share anyway.
But this is the latest, and I think it’s something worth highlighting here. It’s about choices, faithfulness, and the pursuit of being perfect. Here’s an excerpt:
In English novelist Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, there is a particular discussion on the attributes of an “accomplished woman”. These are “a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing and the modern languages”, as well as polished manners and an appetite for reading. Elizabeth Bennet, the protagonist, dismisses the entire notion as impossible to achieve.
Even back then, Austen knew that the idea of an ideal woman was unrealistic. You would think that such an idea would have disappeared with the times. However, though the idea has evolved, it still exists today.
You can read the rest of the post here.
And yes, how can I write about being the perfect woman and not mention the accomplished woman in P&P, right?
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