Jane Austen : A Lady’s Imagination is Very Rapid !

Beside Anna Frank, there’s 1 more Lady whom I admire the most, She’s Jane Austen. I have read all of her novel, and I just love them..

Jane Austen was born in England, December 16, 1775. She was grown up in a conservative family with average economic status. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The persistent support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer.

She is an amazing woman with a full of imagination, but thing most fascinating thing about her life is her love life…

When we’re reading her novel, we may think that Austen had a remarkable love life with happy ending, but unfortunately, it is just our imagination….

Austen was never married. She was once is love with a man, named Tom Lefroy. Lefroy was a very successful lawyer but very depending with his rich uncle. His uncle rejected Tom’s will to get married with Austen. Tom may lose the entire heritage that has provided for him, if he still continues his plan to marry Austen, but Tom insisted to marry Austen. At first Austen agreed to his proposal, but when she knew that Tom may lost his heritage and causes a big economic trouble to Tom’s nuclear family, Austen decided to reject the proposal. She left Tom for his own good, not want Tom’s family to be suffered. What a woman!! She’s willing to sacrifice for other people..It has shown courage!!

With all the imagination and the story of hers, Austen continues to write her own novel. All of her novels are famous; there are Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey

 

Billie Piper as Fanny Price and Blake Ritson as Edmund Bertram

My favorite is Mansfield Park. I love Fanny Price. I know that people might find she’s boring and she is not famous, confident or bubbly such as Elizabeth Bennet or Emma but Fanny is very faithful. She is very generous with herself and stand for what she believes in her own way. She has the quite power!!

Austen found love in writing to replace her affection for a man than she loves the most and her novels bring a positive influence for all the women in the world in every decade…

3 months ago, I watched a movie called Jane Austen Book Club, the story is about a group that affected by Austen novels. The movie is really good- actually this movie is an adaptation from novel by Karen Joy Fowler. The story is about 5 characters that form a Jane Austen Book Club. Each character got their corresponding novel from Jane Austen – and funny how each person is really match with their book choice! For example is -> Sylvia (she got Mansfield Park)->  Sylvia is 50-something years old and is going through a troubling separation with her husband Daniel, who has left her after thirty-two years of marriage for another woman, but basically she works hard to keep her marriage alive; just like Fanny Price , she is loyal, has a quite power and very faithful – that is why she really love Fanny Price. This movie also describe how the exploration of Jane Austen novels somehow help the characters to face their own problem

For me, I’m in love with Austen novels because it’s connected with all women. All of her novels describe all the fears, insecurity, traits about women comprehensively.

Once Jane Auste said: A lady’s imagination is very rapid;  It jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. – wow, I think this is true , believe or not , most of women does. I believe a woman thinks forward quickly, especially in a relationship.  Words like, “Where is it going?” usually comes from women! Even in a modern world like this, that thing is never change, just watch Sex and The City, guys – u will see the whole thing clearly (LOL) ..

For you who have never read Jane Austen Novels before, I believe you should start seeing the movie first; it will make you want to read the literature. My advice is start from Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice first – somehow they have similar background stories!  Or maybe try to read Persuasion  and Northanger Abbey  first because both novel is  connected , not only by the fact that the two books were originally bound up in one volume and published together, but also because both stories are set partly in Bath – City which she is living since around 1801 !

So, if you want a new experience and want to explore how women are dealing with relationship, marriage , friendship in early decades, I suggest you have to check out her novels !

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